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

Sara McMann forced from Strikeforce in Oklahoma City

Strikeforce’s Nov. 3 card took a major hit as undefeated Sara McMann was forced off the card due to injury.

The former Olympic medalist was forced from her promotional debut against Liz Carmouche with an undisclosed injury.

The news comes just one day after middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was also forced out due to a wrist injury.

Strikeforce officials have been the subject of much debate throughout the entire day, as rumors have circulated as to whether they will indeed cease operations.

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC on FX 5 give TUF 16 ratings a boost

UFC on FX 5 aired a stellar night of fights just prior to episode four of The Ultimate Fighter 16, and the ratings shows a significant 42-percent increase from last week’s episode. The numbers shows that 1.1 million viewers watched Team Carwin’s Bristol Marunde earn a unanimous-decision victory over Team Nelson’s Julian Lane on Friday night. Incidentally enough, 1.1 million viewers also tuned in for the main card of UFC on FX 5, thus causing UFC on FX 5 to match the overall ratings for UFC on FX 3 in June.

Source: MMA Weekly

Bellator 83 features season-seven lightweight tourney finals

Bellator already has their season-seven lightweight tournament bouts set for Oct. 19 at Bellator 77, where Rich Clementi will look to snap the 20-fight unbeaten record of Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy, while Rene Nazare contends with Ricardo Tirloni, Marcin Held faces Murad Machaev and Dave Jansen fights Magomed Saadulaev.

Today, Bellator officials confirmed that the finals of the tournament will take place at Bellator 83 at Caesar’s Atlantic City in New Jersey on Dec. 7. As is the case with Bellator tournaments, a title shot and a $100,000 cash prize awaits the winner. In this instance, the season-seven lightweight tournament winner will wait in the wings for the winner of  a Michael Chandler-Rick Hawn title tilt with a victory at Bellator 83.

Shane Roller retires

After his UFC on FX 5 loss to Jacob Volkmann, WEC veteran Shane Roller announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Ending his career with an 11-7 record, Roller’s name may best be remembered for wins over the likes of Jamie Varner, Danny Castillo and Thiago Tavares. Additionally, he owns losses over UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, as well as former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, TJ Grant and Melvin Guillard.

Source: MMA Fighting

Hackney out; Horodecki vs. Cardinal set for SFS 6

Next Friday, Chris Horodecki will enter the RBC Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada in the headliner of Score Fighting Series 6, which will air on AXS TV. However, Horodecki will not stand across the cage from two-time Bellator veteran Kalvin Hackney. Due to an illness suffered by the 12-3 “Hot Boy”, Horodecki will look to soothe the sting of a Bellator 64 knockout loss to Mike Richman at the expense of Brad “The Bonesaw” Cardinal. Cardinal steps in on the strength of a two-fight win streak.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Sara McMann (R) (Jeff Vulgamore/The MMA Corner)

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Dale De Souza
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Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.