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

Meza replaces Dias, faces Mendes at UFC on FX 6

The MMA Lab’s Yaotzin Meza will get his moment to shine as he replaces highly-touted Nova Uniao product Hacran Dias at UFC on FX 6 this Friday night. With this addition to the card, Chad Mendes remains a part of the event, which will come to FX live this Friday night from Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia. While Mendes aims to continue on another impressive streak after a UFC 148 win over Cody McKenzie, Meza wants to build a new streak of his own, having a six-fight winning streak snapped in April before bouncing back in October.

MFC 36 gets Silva-Flynn, Zentgraf-Harris

Maximum Fighting Championships will get to display a few familiar faces when they come live from the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, CA on Feb. 15. Firstly, Jay SIlva will come off of a stellar submission win over UFC veteran Kendall Grove to face Jacen Flynn, who recently lost to now-reigning MFC middleweight champion Elvis Mutapcic. Also, Jason Zentgraf defends a three-fight winning streak against Luke Harris, who lost his nine-fight win streak in a recent loss to Joseph Henle of TUF 11 fame.

UFC 157 gets Schaub-Johnson rebooking, Magny-Manley bouts

After an injury forced Lavar Johnson out of a UFC on Fox 5 bout with Brendan Schaub, Schaub eventually found himself removed from the card as well. However, both will have the chance to erase recent losses when the two collide at UFC 157. For Schaub, a win over Johnson soothes the sting of his UFC 145 loss to Ben Rothwell, while a win for Johnson eases the sting of a UFC 146 loss to Stefan Struve.

Also, TUF 16 semifinalists Neil Magny and Jon Manley clash at the event. Magny, an arguable favorite to take season 16 as a member of Team Carwin, now faces Manley, who represented Team Nelson. Manley lost a hard-fought decision to Team Nelson teammate Colton Smith, while Magny found himself on the receiving end of Mike Ricci’s knockout elbows. Both men carry record of 7-1 into the Octagon.

Headlined by UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey and number-one challenger Liz Carmouche, UFC 157 emanates live on Feb. 23 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on pay-per-view, following prelims on FX and Facebook.

Source: MMA Junkie

Diego Sanchez confirms lightweight return

Diego “The Dream” Sanchez wasn’t kidding when he made his intentions known about a return to the lightweight division.

Via his Twitter, Sanchez announced that his next fight will come at lightweight, although he could not confirm an opponent at the time. Last month, Sanchez tweeted his desire to meet Takanori Gomi in the UFC’s return to Japan, but until word becomes official, nobody will know exactly who will welcome Sanchez back to 155.

Source: MMA Fighting

Photo: Chad Mendes (Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog)

About The Author

Dale De Souza
Staff Writer

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.

  • niko

    War meza. He is 20-7 and record is not updated.