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

Belfort vs. Rockhold to headline UFC on FX 8

A match between Luke Rockhold and Vitor Belfort was announced yesterday.  Today, it was revealed that the fight will be the main event of UFC on FX 8.

Rockhold, the final Strikeforce middleweight champion, will have to go into Belfort’s home country if he wants to earn his first UFC victory.  “The Phenom” is 2-1 in the UFC as a middleweight, with the lone loss coming at the hands of the current champion, Anderson Silva.

The event will take place on May 18 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.


MFC 36 weigh-in results

It was a solid performance by all fighters as everyone who stepped on the scales at todays weigh in for MFC 36 successfully made weight.  The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight and a welterweight title fight.

In the middleweight contest, TUF veteran Sam Alvey will take on champion Elvis Mutapcic, while vacant lightweight championship is on the line between Graham Spencer and Mukai Maromo.

Lightweight title fight – Graham Spencer (154.2) vs. Mukai Maromo (154.4)
Middleweight title fight – Sam Alvey (184.4) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (184.4)
Heavyweight – Smealinho Rama (253.6) vs. Mike Hackert (226.8)
Lightweight – Jonatas Novaes (155.4) vs. Kurt Southern (155.6)
Middleweight – Clay Davidson (185.2) vs. Jason Zentgraf (185.6)
Middleweight – Wes Swofford (184.8) vs. Jay Silva (185.8)
Lightweight – Keenan Feeney (155.2) vs. Garrett Nybakken (156.0)
Middleweight – Marcus Hicks (186.0) vs. Paul Grandbois (184.4)
Welterweight – Chris Mattock (169.8) vs. Elvis Vukaj (170.4)

MFC 36 takes place tomorrow night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Bellator 90 and 91 undercards complete.

The promotion has announced that the Bellator 90 and Bellator 91 cards have been officially put together.

On Feb. 21, Bellator 90 will head to Salt Lake City.  On the five fight main card, the two season eight semi-final fights in the light heavyweight and welterweight divisions will be featured, along with the season seven featherweight tournament finals.

The card is as follows:

Main Card (10 p.m. ET, Spike TV)

  • Rad Martinez vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev – Season seven featherweight-tournament final
  • Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton – Season eight light heavyweight tournament semifinal
  • Bryan Baker vs. Douglas Lima – Season eight welterweight tournament semifinal
  • Raul Amaya vs. Ben Saunders – Season eight welterweight tournament semifinal
  • Jacob Noe vs. Mikhail Zayats – Season eight light heavyweight tournament semifinal

Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET, Spike.com)

  • Lionel Lanham vs. Joe Rodriguez
  • Trevor Carlson vs. Terry Davinney
  • Dave Allred vs. Sean Powers
  • Jesse Juarez vs. Jordan Smith
  • Chase Beebe vs. Travis Marx
  • Shanon Slack vs. Josh Tyler

On a similar note, the Bellator 91 card has been released as well.  On Feb. 28, the promotion will head south into New Mexico, where yet another championship title fight will headline an event.

Light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu will defend his title for the first time against Attila Vegh.  This fight however, will not be the first fight for Bellator since winning the championship for M’Pumbu.  The champion took on Travis Wiuff at Bellator 55 in a non-title bout, and ended up losing by a unanimous decision.  “Tonton” will look to silence the critics with a victory in this fight.

The card for Bellator 91 is as follows:

Main Card (10 p.m. ET, Spike TV)

  • Christian M’Pumbu vs. Attila Vegh – for light-heavyweight title
  • Saad Awad vs. Will Brooks – lightweight tournament semifinals
  • Jason Fischer vs. David Rickels – lightweight tournament semifinals
  • Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev vs. Marlon Sandro – featherweight tournament semifinals

Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET, Spike.com)

  • Adrian Cruz vs. Nick Gonzalez
  • Josh Appelt vs. Josh Lanier
  • Felipe Chavez vs. Russell Wilson
  • Kevin Croom vs. Angelo Sanchez
  • Josh Montoya vs. Ed West
  • Blas Avena vs. Lenny Lovato

Ng vs. Lepont set for ONE FC 8

A lightweight fight has been announced for the next ONE FC card, as Eddie Ng will take on Arnaud Lepont.

Both fighters are rising stars, and both have experience inside the promotions cage.  In his two ONE FC fights, Ng has won both fights in under two minutes, while “The Game” choked out his first opponent, and was choked out by his second opponent in his two promotional fights.

The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Kotetsu Boku and No. 1 contender Shinya Aoki.

“ONE FC: Kings and Champions” is set to take place on April 5 in Singapore.


Light heavyweight championship title fight announced for KSW 22

Light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz has a challenger for his title.  Former UFC veteran Gorgan Reljic will step in the ring at KSW 22 and fight for the championship.

Blachowicz is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, where he has defeated Sokoudjou, Mario Miranda, and Houston Alexander.  Reljic has rebounded from a 1-3 stint inside the Octagon with a three-fight winning streak of his own.

KSW 22 will take place on March 16 in Warsaw, Poland.

SOURCE: Sherdog

Photo: Vitor Belfort (Gleidson Venga/Sherdog)