The UFC returns to Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, June 11 for UFC 131. Headlining the fight card will be a heavyweight battle between two of the most feared strikers in all of MMA, Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin.
The original main event on the card featured the coaches from Season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter, Brock Lesnar and Dos Santos; however, Lesnar was forced off the card due to his second bout with diverticulitis. Carwin, who was already booked on the card, was quickly moved into Lesnar's place.
Fans are expecting an all-out striking war between these two fighters as neither has shown any interest in taking any of their previous fights to the ground.
It is widely believed that the winner of the Dos Santos (12-1) versus Carwin (12-1) bout will move on to face UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Also facing off at UFC 131 will be Kenny Florian and Diego Nunes. Florian (14-5) is hoping a win over the 16-1 Nunes will put him in the mix for a shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, while Nunes looks to play the role of the spoiler.
This bout will mark Florian's first fight in the featherweight division after previously competing at middleweight, welterweight and lightweight for the UFC.
The complete fight card follows; please check back often for results as Bleacher Report MMA will provide these as they become available:
Main Card Bouts on Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET
Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin: Unanimous Decision Win for Dos Santos.
Jon Olav Einemo vs. Dave Herman TKO win for Herman at 3:19 of Round 2
Vagner Rocha vs. Donald Cerrone: Unanimous Decision for Cerrone (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz: Unanimous Decision for Mark Munoz (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes: Unanimous Decision for Kenny Florian (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Preliminary Card Bouts on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET
Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards: Knockout Victory for Stout at 3:52 of Round 1.
Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Chris Weidman: Submission Victory for Weidman at 4:54 mark of Round 1
Preliminary Card Bouts on UFC's facebook page at 5:50 p.m. ET
Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young: Unanimous Decision to Poirier (30, 27, 30-27, 29-28)
Krzystof Soszynksi vs. Mike Massenzio: Unanimous Decision to Soszynksi (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Nick Ring vs. James Head: Submission Victory for Nick Ring at 3:33 of Round 3
Joey Beltran vs. Aaron Rosa: TKO win for Beltran at 1:26 of Round 3
Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa: Unanimous Decision Elkins (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
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