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

Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson pass TUF 16 Finale drug tests

Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will meet in the coaches fight at the TUF 16 Finale later this year. Both heavyweights were tested in mid-October by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and both fighters have passed their pre-fight drug test The MMA Corner has learned.

This will be Carwin’s first fight since his UFC 131 loss to Junior dos Santos in 2011. Nelson last fought at UFC 146 where he knocked out Dave Herman in the first round.

The TUF 16 Finale is expected to go down on Dec. 15 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

WSOF 1 does $83k gate, all fighters pass post-fight drug tests

World Series of Fighting 1 went down last Saturday and The MMA Corner has learned all fighters that participated have passed their post-fight drug tests.

The MMA Corner has also learned that the first ever event for the new promotion made $82,608.22 at the gate. The event sold 1,499 tickets for the night and a grand total of 4,076 tickets were given out according to the e-mail from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The event had a main event of Andrei Arlovski knocking out Devin Cole and a co-main event of Anthony Johnson knocking out D.J. Linderman.

RFA 4 drug tests come back clean

RFA 4, another Las Vegas event from last weekend, has seen all of their fighters pass their post-fight drug tests.

RFA 4 was headlined by two UFC vets in a lightweight battle between Tyson Griffin and Efrain Escudero. Griffin won by unanimous decision. The card also featured names like Sergio Pettis, Dakota Cochrane, Lance Palmer and Chidi Njokuani.

Glory combines Dream 18 and Heavyweight Grand Slam for New Years Eve event in Tokyo

Now that Glory has taken the reigns in producing the Dream New Years Eve card, it has decided that its Heavyweight Grand Slam should be decided with the annual Dream New Years Eve card at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

“As a company, we want to create the most spectacular martial arts show Japan has ever seen. After taking over DREAM 18, it just made natural sense to look at the opportunity to revive the traditional New Year’s Eve date and create a mega-show,” Pierre Andurand, Chairman of GSI, commented.

The card begins at 4 p.m. Tokyo time on Dec. 31 and the card will go until their midnight grand finale. The winner of the Heavyweight Grand Slam will win $400,000.

Photo: Shane Carwin (Sherdog.com)

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