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

Gamburyan out, Lentz in to face Dias at UFC on FX 8

Hacran Dias struck the UFC’s attention by defeating one Yuri Alcantara at UFC 147 last year. Now, coming off of an injury that prevented a potential bout with Chad Mendes, Dias will fight at UFC on FX 8. However, an injury will prevent Manny Gamburyan from standing across the cage from Dias. In Gamburyan’s place steps Nik Lentz, who sent Diego Nunes on his way out of the UFC with a unanimous-decision win over Nunes at UFC on FX 7 earlier this year.

Source: MMA Weekly

Bellator 94 main card gets Mann vs. Lima

Bellator 94 will see one more bout of action on its main card in what will likely kick off the main card of fights. Ronnie Mann, formerly one of eight in two previous Bellator featherweight tournaments, will drop to bantamweight to fight Rodrigo Lima. While Mann comes off of the loss to Mike Corey, Lima comes off his first pro loss, an April 2012 defeat by unanimous-decision loss to Hiroshi Nakamura.

Source: MMA Junkie

CFA 11 rescheduled for May 24

In the midst of some controversy, the CFA promotion will postponed their planned April 20 event to May 24. Although Fallon Fox’s status remains unknown at this time, expectations for Fox to compete against fellow semifinalist Allana Jones remain intact. Regardless, another semifinal will take place when Peggy Morgan fight Ashlee Evans-Smith.

Source: MMA Junkie

SFL 14 card announced

Super Fight League returns this Friday with another action-packed card live from Mumbai. The card will mark the first in a series of events which will commence bi-weekly, starting with Friday’s card, until March of 2014. Xavier Foupa-Poukam, who recently returned to the win column against Jack Marshman, headlines Friday’s card.

Source: MMA Weekly

WSOF 2 medical suspensions

Anthony Johnson headed the list of medical suspensions from WSOF 2 this past weekend. He can compete at his discretion, provided he receives orthopedic clearance first.  His opponent, Andrei Arlovski must receive clearance from a doctor in regards to his jaw before competing again.

The full list of medical suspensions reads as follows:

  • Anthony Johnson has been suspended indefinitely pending orthopedic clearance of right hand; Andrei Arlovski was also suspended indefinite pending oral surgeon clearance of jaw.
  • Tyson Nam is now suspended 30 days for his KO loss to Marlon Moraes; Marlon Moraes is suspended indefinitely pending x-rays of right hand and right foot.
  • Paulo Filho has been suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan and is required to take 30 days for recovery. 
  • Josh Burkman has been suspended indefinitely pending x-ray of his right wrist/hand; Aaron Simpson is suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan and examination of facial bones and must also take 60 days of no contact for his KO loss to Burkman.
  • Gesias Cavalcante is suspended 60 days for laceration over his forehead; Justin Gaethje is suspended indefinitely pending x-ray of right thumb.
  • From the preliminary card, Alexandre Pimentel has been suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan and must take 60 days off for his KO loss.
  • Cameron Dollar is suspended 30 days for his KO loss.
  • Igor Gracie is suspended indefinitely pending orthopedic clearance of his right clavicle.
  • Tom Marcellino has been suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan, neurology clearance, and orthopedic clearance of right foot.

Source: MMA Fighting

Photo: Hacran Dias (Sherdog)