Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Jeremy Stephens arrested, fight with Yves Edwards cancelled

Aside from the fights itself Friday night, the focus on UFC on FX 5 was whether or not Jeremy Stephens would fight.

The lightweight Stephens was arrested Friday morning on an outstanding felony warrant. With the arrest, Stephens’ fight with Yves Edwards was in jeopardy, but UFC president Dana White stated he would find a way to get “Lil Heathen” inside the Octagon.

But White was unsuccessful, forcing the bout to be cancelled. Stephens is still in custody in Des Moines, Iowa, held on two assault charges.

As for Edwards, he was paid in full for the bout.

Source: MMAFighting
UFC on FX 5 draws a reported 7,049 attendance for a $358K live gate

UFC officials have released the figures for Friday’s UFC on FX 5 event in Minneapolis.

The attendance in the Target Center Friday night was 7,049, which brought a live gate of $358,000.

The main event featured Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva knocking out Travis Browne in the first round.

Source: MMAJunkie
UFC on FX 5 bonuses: Johnson, Edwards, Nunes, Palaszewski earn $40K awards

The UFC also announced the bonuses after the fights last night in Minneapolis, which were $40,000 a piece.

For his come from behind knockout win over Danny Castillo in the featured Fuel TV prelim bout, Michael Johnson picked up Knockout of the Night honors.

Submission of the Night went to Justin Edwards, as he submitted Josh Neer in 45 seconds with a guillotine choke.

Lastly, Fight of the Night was awarded to Diego Nunes and Bart Palaszewski. The two featherweight put on a exciting bout, with Nunes getting his hand raised in the end.

Source: MMAJunkie
One FC 6 Results: Aoki submits Lepont, Boku and Kim  claim belts

One FC 6: Rise of Kings, which took place from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, featured Shinya Aoki submitting his main event opponent Arnaud Lepont in just 85 seconds.

Also highlighted on the card were Kotetsu Boku winning the lightweight title by defeating Zorobabel Moreira, and Soo Chul Kim earning the bantamweight strap with a knockout over Leandro Issa.

Results of the entire card are listed below:

  • Shinya Aoki def. Arnaud Lepont by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 1:25
  • Kotetsu Boku def. Zorobabel Moreira by TKO (punches). Round 3, 1:02 – to win inaugural lightweight title
  • Soo Chul Kim def. Leandro Issa by knockout (punch). Round 2, 0:15 – to win inaugural bantamweight title
  • Melvin Manhoef def. Ryo Kawamura by knockout (punch). Round 1, 4:40
  • Jens Pulver def. Yanfei Zhao by technical unanimous decision – bantamweight-grand-prix opening round
  • Masakatsu Ueda def. Min Jung Song by unanimous decision – bantamweight-grand-prix opening round
  • Kevin Belingon def. Yusup Saadulaev by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 4:18 – bantamweight-grand-prix opening round
  • Gianni Subba def. Bruce Loh by knockout (soccer kick). Round 1, 0:33
  • Mitch Chilson def. Ngabdi Mulyadi by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:03
Source: The MMA Corner
UFC 153 weigh-ins slated for Oct. 12 in Rio, fans invited to open workouts

Weigh-ins for UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar will take place on Oct. 12 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Also, open workouts will be open to the public on Oct. 1o at Carioca Aqueduct.

The event will take place on Oct. 13, which features Brazil’s own Anderson Silva taking on Stephan Bonnar in the main event.

Source: MMAJunkie

Photo: Jeremy Stephens (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.