UFC 131: Junior dos Santos vs Shane Carwin, Heavyweight ShowdownCategory: MMA
UFC 131 is supposed to feature in the main event, the comeback of former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar after his shocking loss to Cain Velasquez.
He was scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos after their coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter Season 13, but due to a recurrence of diverticulitis, had to back out of the fight.
Instead, facing dos Santos will be the man who gave Lesnar all he got before being choked out in the second round, Shane Carwin. Carwin was supposed to meet Jon Olav Einemo. Instead, Einemo will now be fighting Dave Herman.
This is a very important fight for both dos Santos and Carwin as the winner of the fight is expected to face off against current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.
In the undercard, top notch fighters Kenny Florian, Demian Maia, Mark Muñoz and Donald Cerrone make appearances.
UFC 131 will feature two preliminary fights live on Spike TV.
Check out the complete fight card:
Main card (watch LIVE on pay-per-view)
Heavyweight bout: Junior Dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin
Featherweight bout: Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes
Heavyweight bout: Jon Olav Einemo vs. Dave Herman
Middleweight bout: Demian Maia vs. Mark Muñoz
Lightweight bout: Donald Cerrone vs. Vagner Rocha
Preliminary card (watch FREE on Spike TV)
Lightweight bout: Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards
Middleweight bout: Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Chris Weidman
Preliminary card (watch FREE on Facebook/Youtube)
Light Heavyweight bout: Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Mike Massenzio
Middleweight bout: Nick Ring vs. James Head
Featherweight bout: Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young
Heavyweight bout: Joey Beltran vs. Aaron Rosa
Featherweight bout: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Darren Elkins
UPDATE June 11, 2011: UFC 131 has wrapped up!If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.