UFC 131 Results: 3 Fights Shane Carwin Should Take to Rebound

Jeffrey McKinneyContributor IIIJune 13, 2011

UFC 131 Results: 3 Fights Shane Carwin Should Take to Rebound

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    NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 26:  UFC fighter Shane Carwin (pictured) weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Frank Mir for their Interim Championship Heavyweight fight at UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy Weigh-In on March 26, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by
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    At UFC 131, Shane Carwin showed a ton of heart in his fight with Junior dos Santos. 

    Carwin fought his way through a rough first round, much like his opponent at UFC 116, Brock Lesnar

    Although Carwin did not pick up the win, he showed why he is one of the toughest MMA fighters today.

    Despite being 36, Carwin still has some fight left in him. Here are three fights he should take to send him back in the right direction.

The Winner of Pat Berry vs. Cheick Kongo

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    Pat Berry and Cheick Kongo are dangerous strikers that love to stand and exchange with guys. 

    Berry is known for his hard leg strikes. Kongo also has great kickboxing skills. 

    Carwin taking a bout with one of these two will give him the type of fight he loves, a stand up war.

Travis Browne

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    Travis Browne is undefeated in his MMA career. 

    Browne is another fight who is known for his willingness to stand and bang with guys. He is recently coming off of a big KO of Stefan Struve.

    Carwin would be a good test for Browne and Browne would be a test to show Carwin can hang with the younger guys of the sport.

Roy Nelson

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    UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 16: Roy Nelson (White Trunks) of the Lions Den celebrates after beating Brad Imes MilesTech Fighting System during their bout presented by the International Fighting League at the Mohegan Sun Arena May 16, 2008 in Uncasville, Connecti
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    Carwin and Nelson were suppose to meet earlier this year but injury forced Carwin out of the fight.

    Both Carwin and Nelson have lost two straight and both have went a full three rounds with Junior dos Santos. 

    Both of these big heavyweights are in need of a win, and both have fighting styles made for each other.