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.

Palhares released from the UFC

The newest free agent to hit the market is Brazilian Rousimar Palhares despite his victory last night at UFC Fight Night 29.  Palhares slapped on his trademark heel hook submission against Mike Pierce, however for the second time in his career he held the hold despite clear instructions from the referee to let go of the submission hold due to his opponent tapping out.

The first time that this took place was against Tomasz Drwal back at UFC 111 and as a punishment he was suspended for 90-days by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission.

Palhares went 8-4 in his career inside the Octagon.

Source: YouTube
Bellator 103 Weigh-in Results

The main attraction will be the two semifinal featherweight tournament fights at Bellator 103, as Patricio Freire takes on Fabricio Guerreiro, and Justin Wilcox will meet Joe Taimanglo.  All four fighters were successful a month ago at Bellator 99, defeating their quarterfinal opponents.  The lone fighter of the four who actually finished his fight was Freire, who knocked out Diego Nunes just after the first minute of their bout.

All of the fighters on the card successfully made weight for their fight, including those involved in the tournament.

Bellator Featherweight Tournament Semifinal:  Fabricio Guerreiro (146) vs. Patricio Pitbull (145.6)
Bellator Featherweight Tournament Semifinal:  Justin Wilcox (145) vs. Joe Taimanglo (145)
Lightweight Feature Fight: David “The Caveman” Rickels (155.7) vs. J.J. Ambrose (155)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Aaron Rosa (205.8) vs. Mikhail Zayats (205)

Catchweight Feature Fight (150lbs): Ricky Musgrave (148.7) vs. Cody Carrillo (148.9)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Jesse Thorton (134.9) vs. Jeimeson Saudino (134.8)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Donnie Bell (156) vs. Marcio Navarro (155.8)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Maurice Jackson (261.2) vs. Matt Uhde (234.3)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Remy Bussieres (155.8) vs. Blake Pool (152.7)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Carlos Eduardo (205) vs. Wayman Carter (202.3)

Bellator 103 takes place tomorrow night in Mulvane, Kan.

Sakara to take on Musoke

An injured Magnus Cedenblad has been forced off of UFC Fight Night 30, and Swedish newcomer Nicholas Musoke will fill in for the middleweight fight scheduled against Alessio Sakara.

Sakara is currently riding a three fight losing streak, while Musoke boasts a record of 10-2-1 from fighting outside the UFC.

Manchester, England hosts UFC Fight Night 30 on Oct. 26.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Rousimar Palhares (l) applying a heel hook

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Brian McKenna
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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.