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

Lavar Johnson injured, forced out of bout with Brendan Schaub

The UFC injury bug continues, as Lavar Johnson has pulled out of his UFC on FOX 5 fight with Brendan Schaub due to a pulled groin.

UFC president Dana White tweeted Thursday evening announcing the injury.

Schaub has also been pulled off the card, with the event only a week away on Dec. 8.

Source: Twitter
  New UFC on FOX 5 bout order; Martinez vs. Cruickshank bumped to FX prelims

With Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub off the card, the UFC has adjusted its UFC on FOX 5 card.

The main switch is Henry Martinez vs. Daron Cruickshank has been added to the FX prelims, and Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur will be the final prelim bout before switching over to FOX.

UFC on FOX 5 takes place on Dec. 8 from the KeyArena in Seattle.

Below is the updated fight card:

Main Card (FOX)
Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz — UFC lightweight title
Shogun Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson
BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown

Preliminary Card (FX)
Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur
Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens
Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton
Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan

Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo

Source: MMAFighting

More fights added to renamed “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine”

Two new bouts have been added to “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine”, which will be the final Strikeforce event. The event was before named “Strikeforce: Champions”, but with two title fights off the card, the only five round bout will be Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine for the welterweight title.

Lightweights Jorge Gurgel and Adriano Martins have been added to the event, while Estevan Payan and Michael Bravo have been rebooked, both of which will take place on the preliminary portion of the card.

“Strikeforce: Champions” takes place on Jan. 12 from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

Source: MMAJunkie
Maximum Fighting Championship signs Jay Silva

One of the top free agent middleweights have joined the MFC.

Jay “Da Spyda Killa” Silva has agreed to a multi-fight deal with the MFC, and will make his debut with the promotion at MFC 36: Reality Check.

No opponent has been named for Silva

MFC 36: Reality Check takes place on Feb. 15 from the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The event will be aired live on AXS TV.

Source: The MMA Corner
Sheli vs. Mason added to Cage Warriors 51

A welterweight bout between John Michael Sheli and Jack Mason has been added to Cage Warriors 51 on New Year’s Eve.

Cage Warriors will return to The Helix in Dublin for the second time.

The event will be broadcast live on MMA Junkie, with the prelim airing on the Cage Warriors Facebook page.

Source: The MMA Corner

Photo: Lavar Johnson (Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog)

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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.