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

Thiago Silva suspended for testing positive for marijuana metabolites

Light heavyweight, Thiago Silva has failed his post fight UFC on Fuel 6 drug test, testing positive for marijuana metabolites. Silvas has been suspended six months and will take part in a rehab program.

While Silva will not incur any financial penalty for testing positive, his third round submission victory over Stanislav Nedkov will be overturned to a no contest.

Silva was previously suspended after testing positive in a January 2011 post-UFC 125 drug test following his dismantling of Brandon Vera. Silva was then suspended and fined by officials. Silva was suspended due to a fake urine sample he submitted for his UFC 125 drug test.

Source: MMA Junkie

Costa Philippou replaces Chris Weidman at UFC 155

In more injury news top middleweight contender, Chris Weidman has pulled out of his UFC 155 bout with Tim Boetsch. Weidman will be replace by Costa Philippou at the Dec. 29 event.

Weidman has suffered a torn labrum according to Sherdog.

Philippou was suppose to face Nick Ring this past weekend at UFC 154, but Nick Ring fell ill and the fight was scrapped on the day of the event. Philippou currently rides a four fight win streak into this match with Boetsch who is also coming in with a win streak of his own.

Boetsch comes in also with a four fight win streak but with big names like Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard as his victims.

Source: Sherdog

Raphael Assuncao to fight Mike Easton at UFC on Fox 5

Bryan Caraway has now been pulled from his UFC on Fox 5 fight with Mike Easton. Now Easton will see his third different opponent in Brazilian, Raphael Assuncao.

Easton was originally suppose to face TUF alumn, T.J. Dillashaw, but injury forced Dillashaw off the card and he was replace with fellow TUF castmate, Bryan Caraway.

Assuncao—who was originally a featherweight—is currently riding a two-fight win streak at bantamweight beating Issei Tamura and Johnny Eduardo.

UFC on Fox 5 takes place in Seattle at the KeyArena on Dec. 8.

Source: MMA Junkie

Todd Duffee returns to the UFC against Philip De Fries

In a surprising move, heavyweight Todd Duffee has been resigned by the UFC this time to step in and face Philip De Fries at UFC 155. Duffee is replacing Matt Mitrione who stepped up recently to face Roy Nelson at the TUF 16 Finale after Shane Carwin was pulled from the fight due to injury.

Duffee returns to the UFC after two fights outside of the promotion. One fight was a quick, sub-20 second knockout loss to Alistair Overeem back on New Year’s Eve in 2010. Duffee rebounded with a win over Neil Grove this past April at Super Fight League 2.

All of Duffee’s fights have ended by way of knockout and only one of his opponents has brought him to the third round. That opponent was Mike Russow who won with a shocking come-from-behind knockout victory. Duffee was then mysteriously cut after the fight with the reason still not being given for his release.

Source: Sherdog

Jay Hieron vs. Erick Silva set for UFC 156

The UFC 156 Super Bowl weekend card has added yet another fight in the form of a welterweight clash between Jay Hieron and Erick Silva.

Hieron is coming off of a loss to Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FX 5 by decision. Hieron is still looking for his first win inside the UFC.

Silva is also coming off of a loss. Silva lost to Jon Fitch at UFC 153 after racking up impressive wins over Charlie Brenneman and Luis Ramos. Silva would have had three very impressive victories, but a controversial disqualification loss to Carlo Prater ended that.

Source: MMA Junkie

Maromo vs. Spencer lightweight title fight set for MFC 36

According to a press release obtained by The MMA Corner, MFC has signed Mukai Maromo to a multi-fight extension and also a title fight with Graham Spencer at MFC 36.

The fight will be the co-main event for the card that takes place at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on Feb. 15.

Source: MMA Corner

Cage Warriors sign Martin McDonough, Lewis Long and Philip Mulpeter

Cage Warriors has signed Martin McDonough, Lewis Long and Philip Mulpeter according to a press release obtained by The MMA Corner.

All three fighters have signed five fight contracts with the English promotion.

Both McDonough and Long will return under the Cage Warriors banner sometime in early 2013. Mulpeter will make his Cage Warriors debut at Cage Warriors 51 on New Year’s Eve.

Source: MMA Corner

Photo: Thiago Silva (left) knees Rashad Evans (Sherdog.com/Dave Mandel)

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Sal DeRose
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