After confirming Tuesday Rani Yahya would be forced out of his “UFC 131: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos” scrap against Dustin Poirier, the world’s premier MMA promotion announced featherweight Jason Young has agreed to play substitute in the June 11th extravaganza.
With the addition of their 145-pound contest, the roster for UFC 131 is now complete at 12 fights. 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 top contender status.
Lesnar, on the other hand, was steamrolled so badly by Velasquez for his strap at UFC 121. After dropping his title in humbling fashion, many believed that was the last of Lesnar’s real fighting days. The former WWE superstar holds a 5-2 MMA record, but four of his scraps have been of the championship variety.
UFC 131 takes place inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Here is the card’s finalized roster:
Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Dave Herman vs. Joey Beltran
Nick Ring vs. James Head
Anthony Perosh vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young
Chris Weidman vs. Jesse Bongeldt
Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz
Mac Danzig vs. Donald Cerrone
Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo
Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos