Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Overeem tests negative, UFC 141 on schedule

The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that Alistair Overeem’s mandated drug test came back negative. Overeem submitted his sample on Dec. 14 in the United Kingdom.

UFC President Dana White first announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday morning. “Overeem is ready to go,” White wrote. “Lesnar vs. Overeem is on!”

The “Demolition Man” is scheduled to take on former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. However, Overeem is not in the clear, as he must pass another test upon returning to the United States and will be subject to two further, randomly administered tests in the six months following his bout.

Source: Sherdog

Johnson is next Strikeforce heavyweight to enter the UFC

Zuffa continues its business practices as it moves forward with plans to fold Strikeforce’s heavyweight division into the UFC. The latest fighter to make the move will be Lavar Johnson, who will fight Joey Beltran at UFC on Fox 2 on Jan. 28 in Chicago.

Source: MMA Fighting

Spike to counter FX with “TUF” Fridays

Spike TV may have lost the forthcoming UFC events to a competing network, but Spike TV will continue to air past UFC fights in a shrewd counter-programming move. UFC is slated to appear on Fox Networks in 2012.

Spike TV, which is owned by Viacom, announced that it will launch a new Friday night series debuting on March 2 featuring “the greatest episodes from the 14 seasons of The Ultimate Fighter.” The program, which is scheduled to run from 9 p.m. to midnight, will air directly opposite to new episodes of TUF, which will be broadcast on Fox-owned cable station FX.

Source: Sherdog

Koch injured and out for UFC 143, Poirier seeks new opponent

The many MMA fans that were eagerly awaiting a featherweight bout between Erik Koch and Dustin Poirier will have to settle for another fight, as the highly anticipated match has been scrapped in the wake of Koch’s injury during training.

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC adds John Albert vs. Ivan Menjivar for FUEL TV 1 in Omaha

UFC officials announced Dustin Pague, coming of a win over John Albert, will face Ivan “The Pride of El Salvador” Menjivar at UFC on FUEL TV 1, which takes place Feb. 15 in Omaha, Neb.

Source: MMA Junkie

Bellator adds Straus and Sandro to season-six featherweight tournament

Bellator Fighting Championships’ season-six featherweight tournament is rounding in to form as Daniel Straus and Marlon Sandro have recently been added to the field of competitors for the tournament, which kicks off in March on MTV2.

Source: MMA Junkie

Lesnar pleads guilty to hunting infraction

Brock Lesnar was cited for a hunting infraction stemming from a trip to southern Alberta, Canada, and will now pay a fine of $1,725 and have his hunting license suspended for six months. Lesnar was charged in Medicine Hat, Alberta, after shooting a mule deer buck, but he only took the trophy head from the kill. Specifically, Lesnar was charged along with his hunting guide for improper affixation of tags, spoilage of skin and edible flesh, and possession of a controlled animal.

Source: MMA Weekly