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.

Shinya Aoki Turns Down UFC Contract Offer

Shinya Aoki is widely regarded as one of the best lightweights in the past decade. The submission wizard has fought almost primarily overseas and it appears as though it will stay that way as Aoki reportedly rejected a contract offer from the UFC. The 30-year old “Tobikan Judan” is reportedly happy with his ONE FC contract and will continue to fight outside the UFC.

Aoki’s Evolve MMA teammate, Eddie Ng, also reportedly say no to fighting in the Octagon.

Source: MMA Mania

Alp Ozkilic Replaces John Moraga at UFC on Fox 9 

John Moraga has suffered an injury and will now be replaced by promotional newcomer Alp Ozkilic at UFC on Fox 9. He will bring a three-fight winning streak to the UFC as he faces Darren Uyenoyama.

UFC on Fox 9 takes place on Dec. 14 and will be headlined by a flyweight title match up between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. Also on the card, Urijah Faber faces Michael McDonald and Matt Brown battles Carlos Condit.

Source: MMA Junkie 

UFC Fight Night 35 Adds Two Bouts

UFC officials have announced two bouts for UFC Fight Night 35. Middleweights Yoel Romero and Derek Brunson will lock horns, as will lightweights Vinc Pichel and Garett Whiteley. Brunson and Romero have each won their first two contests in the Octagon and will look to keep their winning streaks going at the other’s expense. While Pichel and Whiteley both sport 7-1 records and will be looking to bounce back after suffering defeats in their recent bouts.

UFC Fight Night 35 takes place at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.

Source: MMA Weekly

UFC Fight Night 36 Fight Announcements

A welterweight bout between Viscardi Andrade and Nicholas Musoke is the latest addition to February’s UFC Fight Night 36 fight card. Also announced today was a fight between Cristiano Marcello and Joe Proctor.

UFC Fight Night 36 is expected to be headlined by Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi. The event takes place on Feb. 15 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Source: MMA Junkie

ONE FC: Moment of Truth Lineup Complete 

ONE FC: Moment of Truth is now complete with the announcement of two undercard bouts. Rue Catalan will take his brother’s place in a bout against Cambodia’s Khim Dima, while Edward Kelly, a Filipino prospect, is also expected to make his ONE FC debut when he faces Major Overall.

The evening’s main event will be a featherweight title match up between Honorio Banario facing the man who took the title from him, Koji Oishi. The event is scheduled to take place on Dec. 6 from the MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines.

Daniel Swain vs. Junior Assuncao Headlines XFC 27

XFC has announced their final event of 2013 will go down on Dec. 13 at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan. The card is expected to be headlined by a featherweight contest between Daniel Swain and Junior Assuncao.

Source:The MMA Corner 

Photo: Shinya Aoki (Evolve MMA)

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Kyle Symes
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Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.