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“UFC 131: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos” Fight Card Updated, Nine Bouts Confirmed

Written by Tom Ngo
April 5th, 2011
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As expected, UFC 131 will take place June 11th inside the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A thrilling heavyweight top contender scrap between former champ Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.

“Cigano” owns a nearly perfect 12-1 resume and has ended 11 of his victims before the final horns have sounded. He posted a unanimous decision victory over Roy Nelson in his last outing, which earned him his ‘Heavyweight Top Contender’ moniker.

The Brazilian was slated to challenge current title holder Cain Velasquez for his freshly minted crown, but a shoulder injury shelved Velasquez and forced the UFC to arrange another bout in the meantime. The news wasn’t all bad for 2Santos, as he was rewarded with “The Ultimate Fighter 13” coaching duties opposite Lesnar.

Speaking of the former WWE superstar, Lesnar was steamrolled so badly by Velasquez for his strap at UFC 121, many believed his days of real fighting were over and done with. He holds a 5-2 MMA record, but four of his scraps have been of the championship variety.

But enough about the 265-pounders, let’s take a look at the other bouts that have been confirmed for the extravaganza.

Here are the athletes scheduled to participate in the blockbuster show:

Preliminary Bouts:

Jesse Bongfeldt vs. TBD*
Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards*
Dave Herman vs. Joey Beltran
Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Mac Danzig vs. Donald Cerrone
Anthony Perosh vs. Krzysztof Soszynski

Main Bouts:

Dustin Poirier vs. Rani Yahya
Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz
Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos

* – Not yet confirmed by UFC

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