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.

Overeem vs. Browne set for Fox Sports 1 1

Heavyweight Alistair Overeem returns to the octagon at the UFC’s inaugural Fox Sports 1 event; returning from a knock out loss to UFC 160 headliner Antontio Silva. He will meet fellow Silva TKO victim Travis Browne in a non-headliner fight.

Fox Sports 1 1 takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston.

Source: MMA Junkie

Bellator signs top U.K. talent Sass, Sinclair, and Stapleton

Bellator continues to develop its presence in the English market with the signing of three fighters from the United Kingdom to “long term” contracts. The promotion plans to have cards televised weekly in the U.K.

Joining Bellator’s ranks will be the submission savvy Paul Sass, former BAMMA lightweight champion Rob Sinclair, and Martin Stapleton. All three entering into Bellator’s lightweight roster.

Source: The MMA Corner

Josh Barnett returns to UFC

Veteran heavyweight and former UFC champion Josh Barnett is set to return to fight for the promotion with a multi-fight contract.

Source: Sherdog

Nelson vs. Miocic added to UFC 161

Heavyweights Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic will meet at the UFC’s first trip to Winnipeg at UFC 161.

The bout was recently added due to the loss of its main event when interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao was forced out due to injury. Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans will take its place as headliner.

UFC 161 takes place June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Source: MMA Weekly

Photo: Alistair Overeem (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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David Massey
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David Massey studied Humanities and Art History at the University of Central Oklahoma. He first found interest in MMA from the first TUF show and has been hooked ever since. He began posting on mmajunkie then submitting Sunday Junkie entries and that began his interest in writing about MMA. Through twitter David found other MMA enthusiasts and began contributing articles to marqueemma.com. He looks forward to growing as a writer and being a part of the sport he loves.