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.

Bellator 109 Weigh-In Results

The ninth season of Bellator MMA will wrap up tomorrow night with Bellator 109 in Pennsylvania.  The main event of the season will feature Alexander Shlemenko, who successfully defended his middleweight championship against Brett Cooper at Bellator 98 earlier in season nine.  This time the Russian will take on Doug Marshall, who won the season eight middleweight tournament to secure the title shot.

Also on the main card will be the lightweight tournament final and the welterweight tournament final.  Each fighter who emerges victorious will get a guaranteed future title shot and a check for $100,000.  All main card fighters made weight, however a fighter on the undercard missed the mark.  Goiti Yamauchi weighed in overweight and will have a portion of his purse deducted from him.

Bellator Middleweight World Title: Doug Marshall (184.3) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (184.7)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Final: Will Brooks (156) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (155.4)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Ron Keslar (170.7) vs. Rick Hawn (170.5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Patrick Cenoble (155.4) vs. Terry Etim (155.5)

Heavyweight Feature Fight: Keith Bell (256.5) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (252.5)
Catchweight Feature Fight (153 lbs.): Saul Almeida (145.9) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (152.3)*
Lightweight Feature Fight: Ahsan Abdullah (153) vs. Mike Bannon (155)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Bubba Jenkins (155.6) vs. Ian Rammel (155.8)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Brett Glass (155.7) vs. Brent Primus (155.5)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Lester Caslow (145.3) vs. Jay Haas (145.2)
*Goiti Yamauchi did not make weight and will have a portion of his purse deducted.

Bellator 109 takes place tomorrow night from Bethlehem, Penn.

UFC card updates

Guto Inocente and Shane del Rosario were supposed to take on one another at UFC 168, however an injury to each fighter has suffered an injury and the fight has been removed from the card.

With that heavyweight fight fizzling out, another one has been made, however.  At UFC on Fox 10, Gabriel Gonzaga will meet Stipe Miocic.  The card will be the first Fox-televised card in 2014.

Thiago Silva has been forced to pull out of his co-main event fight at UFC Fight Night 35 against Ovince St. Preux.  There has been no official reason given, however the promotion appears to be interested in securing a replacement for him.

Top Mexican prospect signs with UFC

Born and raised in Mexico, undefeated welterweight Frank Trevino has officially inked a contract with the UFC.  Trevino has gone 11-0 outside of the promotion, and hopes to be a part of the first card that the UFC holds in his home country of Mexico, which is expected to take place this April.

While nothing is official as far as where he fights, he is currently not matched up against anyone either.  What is known, however, is that he will drop to lightweight rather than continue to fight at welterweight.

Source: MMA Junkie
“Rumble” vs. Kyle off of WSOF 7 and other card updates

There is a new main event for World Series of Fighting 7 as Mike Kyle has had to pull out of his fight against Anthony Johnson due to a broken toe that he suffered during training.  With the card just a few weeks away, the promotion has decided to cancel the bout entirely rather than find “Rumble” a new opponent.

With that, the former co-main event becomes the new main event, as Georgi Karakhanyan will meet Lance Palmer for the inaugural WSOF featherweight championship title.  The loss of the original main event has caused a shakeup in the card, resulting in the following main card and preliminary card.

Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Lance Palmer – for inaugural WSOF featherweight title
Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor – middleweight tournament semifinal
Sabah Fadai vs. Nick Newell
Dwayne Lewis vs. Kalib Starnes

Shawn Albrecht vs. Josh Machan
Michael Hill vs. Richard Arsenault
Matt Baker vs. David Perron
Ryan Chiappe vs. Marcus Vinicius
Dan Ring vs. Myles Merola
Micah Brakefield vs. Brendan Kornberger

WSOF 7 takes place on Dec. 7 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Cage Warriors 63 card updates

The Cage Warriors 63 card has officially been finalized today.  There will be two title fights on the main card, including the lightweight championship and featherweight championship.  Additionally, a lightweight fight between Paul Redmond and Mateusz Teodorczuk that has been put on hold to an injury will take place on the event.

Stevie Ray (c) vs. Ivan Buchinger - CWFC lightweight title bout
John Maguire vs. Philip Mulpeter
Jim Alers (c) vs. Graham Turner - CWFC featherweight title bout
Paul Redmond vs. Mateusz Teodorczuk
Karla Benitez vs. Aisling Daly
Sean Carter vs. Myles Price
Catherine Costigan vs. Elodie Puget
Kieran Davern vs. John Redmond
Amanda English vs. Slavka Vitaly
Kevin Booth vs. Rob Leybourne
Chris Boujard vs. Sean Tobin
Gavin Kelly vs. Dylan Sheehan
Mick Brennan vs. Kieran O’Brien

Cage Warriors 63 takes place on December 31, 2013 from Dublin, Ireland.

Photo: Alexander Shlemenko (Brian McKenna/The MMA Corner)

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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.