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.

Watson vs. Alvey added to Maine UFC card

A third bout has been officially added to the UFC’s upcoming card in “The Pinetree State.” Middleweight Tom Watson will take on Sam Alvey.

Alvey first came to the promotion through The Ultimate Fighter reality show, however he was not able to land a spot on the roster of the promotion when the show wrapped.  He went on to fight with Canadian promotion Maximum Fighting Championship, and even captured the promotion’s 185-pound title. Watson has struggled inside the Octagon as his promotional record is 1-3, and would like to avoid making that 1-4 at all costs.

UFC Fight Night 47 takes place on Aug. 16 from Bangor, Maine.

Bellator 122 lineup announced

There will be a new middleweight and welterweight tournament champion crowned at Bellator 122.  Adam McDonough will battle Andrey Koreshkov in the 170-pound tilt with the winner getting a shot at the welterweight title, while Branon Halsey and Brett Cooper will fight for the next chance at the middleweight title.  Additionally, the four remaining light heavyweights will battle for the fight to fight in the 205-pound finals as Liam McGeary and Egidijus Valvicius will square off and Kelly Anundson takes on Phillipe Lins.

Also on the main card, welterweight Phil Baroni will oppose Karo Pariysan in a fight between two UFC veterans.

The full fight card is as follows:

Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Adam McDonough (11-0) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (16-1)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Final: Brandon Halsey (6-0) vs. Brett Cooper (20-9)
Welterweight: Phil Baroni (15-17) vs. Karo Parisyan (23-10)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Liam McGeary (7-0) vs. Egidijus Valavicius (27-10)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Kelly Anundson (8-2) vs. Philipe Lins (9-0)
Featherweight: Poppies Martinez (26-9) vs. Bubba Jenkins (6-1)
Welterweight: Fernando Gonzalez (20-12) vs. Karl Amoussou (17-6-2)
Lightweight: Joe Duarte (10-3) vs. Saad Awad (15-6)
Heavyweight: Dmitriy Sosnovskiy (8-0) vs. Manny Lara (4-4)
Lightweight: Stephen Martinez (10-2) vs. Sergio Rios (6-0)
Light Heavyweigh: Linton Vassell (13-3) vs. Virgil Zwicker (12-3)
Heavyweight: Augusto Sakai (6-0) vs. Matt Frembling (9-2)

Bellator 122 will take place on July 25th from Temecula, Calif.

Battleground MMA tournament moved to Fall

Fans who were excited to see the Battleground MMA eight-man, one-night tournament on Friday, June 27 are going to have to wait four more months as the card was rescheduled today.  The card will now take place on Friday, Oct. 3 in the same location, Tulsa, Okla.

The eight-man tournament field consists of Dennis Hallman, Cody McKenzie, Chris Honeycutt, Luigi Fioravanti, David Mitchell, Roan Carneiro and Trey Houston.  There will also be a tournament reserve bout between Marcus Sanchez and Jordan Smith with the winner being inserted into the second round of the tournament if one of the four tournament winners is unable to continue.

XFC 28 main event announced

After expanding their product to Latin America, Xtreme Fighting Championships is set to return to the United States for XFC 28.  While currently the card does not have an official date, it will take place sometime this fall at the University of South Florida Sundome.

The main event will be a featherweight contest between Troy Gerhart and Junior Assuncao.  Gerhart has spent time fighting inside Bellator’s cage, going 1-1 for the tournament-based promotion.  On the other hand, Assuncao has spent time with the UFC and won his XFC debut fight last month against Alejandro Solano Rodriguez.  The winner between the 145 pounders will earn the right to take on the champion, Deivison Ribeiro.

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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.