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

Rousey to defend title at UFC 157

Today, UFC president Dana White officially announced that UFC womens bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her championship title against Liz Charmouche in the main event at UFC 157.

Yesterday, there was some speculation that Rousey’s first promotional title defense would be against “Cyborg” Santos due to a post on the UFC’s Brazilian page, however that turned out to be a mistake.  Instead, the champ will take on Charmouche, who went 2-2 while fighting under the Strikeforce banner.  She fought in each of the first two Invicta FC cards, winning both fights.

UFC 157 will take place on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.

Bellator 83 weigh-in results

All of the fighters for tomorrow nights Bellator 83 successfully made weight during there weigh-in earlier today in New Jersey.

In the main event, Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev will fight for a guaranteed title shot and $100,000.  In the other two main card fights, women’s 115-pound champion Zoila Gurgel will fight Jessica Eye in a non-title fight, and former bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky will battle Anthony Leone.

Featherweight Tournament Finals: Rad Martinez (145.5) vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev (156)
Women’s Feature Fight: Zoila Gurgel (124.5) vs. Jessica Eye (124.5)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Zach Makovsky (135.5) vs. Anthony Leone (136)

Heavyweight Feature Fight: Mike Wessel (263) vs.  Alexei Kudin (237)
Lightweight Feature Fight:  Darrell Horcher (156) vs. Chris Liguori (156)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Brylan Van Artsdalen (145) vs. Terrell Hobbs (145.5)
Catchweight Feature Fight (129 lbs.): Tuan Pham (128) vs. Matthew Lozano (125)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Bo Harris (135.5) vs. Claudio Ledesma (135.5)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Jesse Brock (135.5) vs. Jimmie Rivera (136)

Bellator 83 will take place tomorrow night in Atlantic City, N.J.  Normally, the main card starts at 8 p.m. ET, however this card will start at 7 p.m. ET.

Three fights announced for UFC on Fuel TV 7

The fights for UFC on Fuel TV 7 keep on coming as three more fights were announced today.  Lightweights Terry Etim and Renee Forte will square off with one another, and Paul Sass and Danny Castillo will also square off in the same weight class.

Additionally, Phil Harris and Ulysses Gomez will fight one another in a flyweight contest.

UFC on Fuel TV 7 will take place on Sat. 16 in London.

XFC 21 weigh-in results

The lightweight championship will be on the line at XFC 21 as Nick Newell will take on Eric Reynolds for the vacant championship.  Currently, Newell holds a perfect record of 8-0 while Reynolds is 16-5.

Nick Newell  154.6 vs Eric Reynolds 154.6 @Lightweight

Ryan Thomas  170.2 vs Corey Hill 168.8 @Welterweight

Stephanie Eggink 114.8 vs. Heather Clark 114.8 @Strawweight

Marcus Finch 203.6 vs Dustin West 196 @Light Heavyweight

Ricky Rainey  vs Donny Wallace 170.6 @ Welterweight

Keith Richardson 145.4  vs Jarrod Card 145.4@Featherweight

Gerric Hayes 170.8  vs Jason Blackford 169 @Welterweight

Josh Phelps 170.2 vs. Tommy Roberts @Welterweight

DJ Sidthilaw-Browning 153.8  vs Jorge Medina 154.6 @Lightweight

Zachary Hicks  145.8 vs Cromwell Stewart  @Featherweight

XFC 21 will take place tomorrow night in Nashville.

Two fights added to Dream 18

The Dream card that will take place on New Years Eve has added some big names as Bibiano Fernandes will take on Yoshiro Maeda and Denis Kang fights Melvin Manhoef.

Dream 18 takes place on New Years Eve in Japan.

Photo: Ronda Rousey (l) (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)