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.

UFC 163 confirmed with Aldo-Pettis, Koscheck-Maia

UFC 163, live on Aug. 3, will mark the promotion’s return to Rio de Janeiro. On the card, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo officially awaits top challenger Anthony Pettis. Pettis will drop to 145 for the first time in his career, while Aldo will come off of his UFC 156 win over Frankie Edgar. Also, Josh Koscheck looks to bounce back from his UFC 157 loss to Robbie Lawler when he faces Demian Maia on the same 163 card.

Source: Bloody Elbow

FILA moves on from MMA

The International Wrestling Federation (FILA) removed their claim as the governing body for worldwide MMA, opening the door for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to hold the throne as the sport’s official worldwide governing body. Despite this, FILA and the IMMAF will continue to support any MMA competition of which they announced oversight. However, after the end of those competitions, FILA will end its venture into the MMA business altogether.

Source: MMA Junkie

Hunt gets visa; will fight at UFC 160

Mark Hunt no longer needs to wait on the status of his work visa. After an initial scare that almost jeopardized his UFC 160 co-headliner with Junior Dos Santos, Hunt stated that he would likely fly out to Las Vegas Monday night. Once in Vegas, Hunt will fulfill the remainder of his UFC 160 fight week commitments, including weighing in on Friday before fighting Dos Santos on Saturday.

Source: MMA Fighting

ONE FC planning to expand in 2014

ONE FC always creates demand for their product through their cards, but if all goes well, Victor Cui will feature more ONE FC action in various new markets come 2014. Having already broken ground in Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila, Cui will look to other parts of Asia in the coming months and year. Also, he aims to deliver on up to 24 live events in 2014, thus continuing ONE FC’s expansion.

Source: MMA Weekly

Lentz accidentally cut open at UFC on FX 8

It may not factor in to the medical suspensions, but Nik Lentz can claim a few marks on his hand resulting from UFC on FX 8. In fairness, he did not receive the damage from opponent Hacran Dias. Rather, Lentz recalls a cageside doctor “butchering” his hand in trying to cut his glove wraps.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Jose Aldo (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Dale De Souza
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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.