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“UFC 131: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos” OFFICIALLY Announced

Written by Tom Ngo
April 7th, 2011
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As expected, “UFC 131: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos” has been officially announced for 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.

“Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos are two of the most explosive heavyweights in the game, and I give both of them a lot of respect for taking this fight,” UFC president Dana White said. “Brock wanted the quickest way back to a title shot, and he’s willing to go through dos Santos to do it. Junior could have waited around for his shot at the belt, but as a true fighter he didn’t want to sit around, and now he faces one of the toughest guys in the game.

“This is going to be one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years, and it’s guaranteed to be all-action from start to finish.”

UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show on Thursday, April 14th at 10AM ET/7AM PT via UFCFightClub.com.

A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Friday, April 15th at 10AM ET/7AM PT.

The general public will have access to the remains on Saturday, April 16th at 10AM ET/7AM PT.

Tickets are priced at $650, $450, $325, $225, $135 and $85.

Here are the contestants expected to participate in the extravaganza:

Preliminary Bouts:

Chris Weidman vs. Jesse Bongeldt
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
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes*
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz*
Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo*
Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos*

* – Confirmed by the UFC

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