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.

Sean Sherk retires from MMA

“The Muscle Shark” Sean Sherk officially called it a career on Monday, citing longstanding injuries that plagued a number of attempts at a return to the Octagon. The now-40 year-old last fought at UFC 119 three years ago, edging Evan Dunham in a split-decision verdict. The former UFC lightweight champion also owns wins over the likes of Karo Parisyan, Nick Diaz, and Tyson Griffin, among others, prior to the often-debated win over Dunham.

Source: Sherdog

Moraes extends WSOF contract, likely to face Beebe at WSOF 6

Marlon Moraes re-upped his contract for an unspecified number of bouts under the World Series of Fighting’s promotional banner. The first bout of Moraes’ new contract will come at WSOF 6 in the evening’s co-headliner. Though nothing rests in dried ink at the moment, all signs point to Carson Beebe as Moraes’ next foe.

Source: Five Ounces of Pain/box_light]

[divider]Parke-Tuck rebooked for UFC Fight Night 30[/divider]

The “United Kingdom vs. The World” theme of UFC Fight Night 30 continues with the theme of Guam’s own Jon Tuck against The Ultimate Fighter Smashes winner Norman Parke. Parke comes off of a successful UFC 162 bout with Kazuki Tokudome, while the undefeated Tuck scored a unanimous decision win over Tiequan Zhang. Both men planned to see each other a UFC on Fox 7, but an injury forced Tuck from the bout.

[alert type=white ]Source: MMA Weekly

Yamamoto out, Reis in vs. Menjivar at UFC 165

With just two weeks to go before UFC 165, Wilson Reis will replace Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto against Ivan Menjivar. Menjivar comes off of a February loss to Urijah Faber, while Reis rides a four-fight winning streak into this bout. The reason for Yamamoto’s removal from the bout remains unknown.

Source: MMA Diehards

Tribe Tokyo Fight gets Yamaguchi-Maeda/box_dark]

In addition to Ryo Chonan’s farewell bout against Dan Hornbuckle, Tribe Tokyo MMA and DEEP will bring some more heavy action to “Tribe Tokyo Fight”. Shooto flyweight champion Mamoru Yamaguchi will take “The Illest Afro in Asia” to bantamweight to compete against WEC veteran Yoshiro Maeda, while Yuya Shirai faces Akihiro Murayama in welterweight action. Former Shooto flyweight standout Yasuhiro Urushitani  and welterweight King of Pancrase Takenori Sato also plan on seeing action on this card, though their opponents remain unknown at the moment.

Source: Asian-MMA

Photo: Sean Sherk (Sherdog.com)

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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.