The significance of UFC 131 is the heavyweights fighting in the main event. Brock Lesnar is out due to diverticulitis and the operation he had because of the disease. Shane Carwin fills in after an injury and an investigation into his possible steroids use. He will fight Junior dos Santos for a chance to meet the UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez this fall. Both men are huge powerful punchers who will step into the ring ready to knock each other’s heads off. The heavyweights always cause a stir and UFC 131 will be no difference. The prelims begin at 8PM on Spike TV with the main event immediately following on PPV.
MAIN CARD (PPV)
- Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin-
Round One: The two big men stare each other down and touch gloves-Shane Carwin tries for the take-down and Junior dos Santos tries to avoid it-Junior dos Santos moves away after landing a nice knee-shane Carwin lands a short right hand,dos Santos lands a right hand and an uppercut, Junior dos Santos is very quick for a big man-Shane Carwin blocks a right-hand-Shane Carwin lands a right-hand, Junior dos Santos tries to establish the jab-Shane Carwin gets Junior dos Santos down for a second, he gets up quickly-dos Santos lands a lead hook and a jab, he misses a right hand-Junior dos Santos is landing a high percentage of jabs and gets tagged by a big right hand. CArwin is on the ground and Junior dos Santos is pounding on him, Shane Carwin gets up, but he is bloodied, the round ends-a huge round for Junior dos Santos
Round Two:Junior dos Santos begins round two like round one, with his jab, Shane Carwin is trying to stay in the fight, he is a tough fighter-Shane Carwin throws two good leg kicks and Junior dos Santos hits him with a right-Shane Carwin is game and lands a nice right-hand-Carwin uses his own jab and his leg kick, he eats a hook, Junior dos Santos-round two was closer and could go either way-Junior dos Santos may have won it with his jab, but Shane Carwin got some good punches in-He landed a good left hand near the fence-Shane Carwin talks with his corner after round two about his broken nose
Round Two: Shane Carwin goes for and gets a take-down over Junior dos Santos, dos Santos gets away and gets back up-Shane Carwin tries some punches, but misses-Junior dos Santos watches for his opening, lands a jab and a body shot, Shane Carwin is trying to punch and Junior dos Santos stays away, Junior dos Santos lands a nice left hook- Junior dos Santos lands a straight jab and a right hook, he lands more good punches, he is much quicker then Shane Carwin-Junior dos Santos is picking Shane Carwin apart and the ref calls for the doctor, Shane Carwin’s face is a bloody mess and he looks like a horribly bleeding fighter, he is a tough dude and he continues to fight anyway-Junior dos Santos slams Shane Carwin down and surprises everybody-He takes Shane Carwin down again at the bell. Junior dos Santos wins a unanimous decision over Shane Carwin 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26
- Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes- Kenny Florian Wins a Unanimous Decision Over Diego Nunes
Round One: The fighters step into the ring and shake hands, Kenny Florian tries two head-kicks and misses them both, Nunes misses a kick and a punch and a variety of other punches and kicks, Kenny Florian tries to take Nunes, who grabs the fence and gets warned by the ref, both men land weak knees, Diego Nunes slams Kenny Florian to the floor, Kenny Florian lands a couple of his vicious elbows and both men jump back to their feet-Nunes lands a nice leg-kick, Kenny lands a right jab and nearly falls from a powerful leg kick, Kenny Florian lands a leg kick of his own and blocks a head kick, Nunes lands a spinning back-fist and tries a high-kick, Kenny Florian grabs Diego Nunes and slams him to the mat, Diego Nunes escapes and gets back to his feet, Nunes lands a powerful punch that knocks Kenny Florian down and wins him round one. the punch was a left-hook and a right to the forehead
Round Two-Kenny Florian is the aggressor in round two, Nunes throws wild punches and Kenny Florian tries to take him to the ground-Diego Nunes turns it around and takes Kenny Florian to the mat, Kenny Florian lands some elbows and tries for a triangle, Diego Nunes is trying to be more careful now, the ref lets Kenny Florian up and Diego Nunes lands a body kick and a leg kick, Kenny Florian lands a couple of good jabs and Nunes comes back with some kicks and a knee, Kenny Florian takes Diego Nunes down and tries to control the Brazilian-Kenny Florian is trying to pass the guard and Diego Nunes is bleeding from the horrible elbows Kenny Florian hit him with, Kenny Florian lands some great punches and elbows from the top and should win round two-Nunes wobbles weakly to his corner, he is tired
Round Three: Kenny Florian looks fresh and Diego Nunes looks tired, kenny Florian is taking the fight to Nunes in round three, he lands some jabs and a knee to the body, Kenny Florian gets a easy take-down and pounds Diego Nunes with a huge elbow-Kenny Florian lands punches from the top and smothers Diego Nunes, another elbow by Kenny, Kenny Florian gets side control, Diego Nunes gets back up with two minutes left in round three, Diego Nunes lands a good body kick, Kenny Florian lands some jabs and dances around, Diego Nunes is trying to land and Kenny Florian lands a bunch of quick jabs and a front leg kick, Kenny Florian lands a nice knee and a few more jabs, Nunes knocks Kenny Florian to his knee as the fight ends, what a fight!! Kenny Florian wins a unanimous decision over Diego Nunes 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27, again the judge with a 30-27 score was sleeping, for sure.
- Mark Munoz vs. Demian Maia- The Filipino Wrecking machine fights Demian Maia
Round One: Demian Maia lands a good punch and Mark Munoz was hurt for a second, Damian Maia lands another great right hand and pins Munoz against the fence, knee by Maia as he tries to weaken Mark Munoz, Munoz holds on and the ref breaks the two fighters up-Demian Maia lands a head kick and misses another, he lands a punch and another kick, what an improvement for Demian Maia, Mark Munoz has done nothing for three minutes, Mark Munoz tries a head kick and eats two good right hands to the head, Mark Munoz does nothing in round one, Demian Maia wins round one easily.
Round Two:Mark Munoz lands a good punch to begin round two, pounds on the ribs of Maia as Maia tries to take him down, it took Munoz thirty seconds to do more in round two than he did in round one, Demian Maia throws somes punches at Mark Munoz, Mark Munoz punches back, Mark Munoz goes for a darce choke and gives up position, what a horrible mistake, Mark Munoz throws Demian Maia off of him and punches him for good measure, Mark munoz is tearing up Demian Maia’s body with punches as Maia tries to take him down, the two men are sitting on the ground and Munoz tries to get a choke, the two men stand up, Mark Munoz is trying for a take-down and Demian Maia tries for a choke, Demian Maia is on his back and Mark Munoz tries to punch him, Demian Maia tries to hold on as Mark Munoz throws body shots, round two is the opposite of round one, Mark Munoz controls round two and wins round two easily.
Round Three: Demian Maia lands a good right hand and Mark Munoz tries a kick, he throws Demian Maia on the ground and Maia gets right back up, Demian Maia is trying to get the back of Mark Munoz, Munoz throws and elbow and spins out of it, the fighters hug near the fence and Demian Maia throws a knee, Mark Munoz lands some punches in the clench, the ref breaks up the fighters-Demian Maia lands a head kick and a knee, Munoz throws Demian on the ground and punches him, good body kick by Munoz and he misses another kick, Demian Maia eats some punches from the bottom, the fights goes the distance-who will win this close fight? Mark The Filipino Wrecking Machine Munoz wins a unanimous decision over Demian Maia 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27-The judge who gave 30-27 must have slept through the first round.
- Vagner Rocha vs. Donald Cerrone- Cerrone Wins an Easy Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26
Round One: Donald Cerrone walks in with a cool black Tap-Out shirt on, he has won three straight fights. The two fighters stair each other down, Rocha forgot to shave for the match and wears a playoff scruffy beard to fight the Cowboy. Cerrone throws a good body kick and one to the private area, Vagner shakes it off, Rocha throws some punches that miss and Cerrone throws a good knee, Rocha throws a light kick and gets kicked back, Rocha puts Cerrone on the ground and lands a couple of hammer fists, Cerrone gets back up on his feet-Cerrone connects with a bunch of leg kicks and a quick jab, Rocha goes for the take-down and lands a decent right-hand, Cerrone throws Rocha down to the ground and the crowd yells in appreciation-Cowboy wins round one controlling the stand-up with good kicks and fast punches.
Round Two: Cowboy Cerrone begins round two with more kicks, Rocha goes for the take-down, but Cerrone gets right back up, Rocha knows he has to win this fight on the ground because Cerrone is much better on his feet. I could write kick, kick, kick, ouch!! Cerrone lands a straight left and Rocha misses another take-down-the kicks are hurting rocha and all he can do is beg Cerrone to come down on the ground and fight him at his fight, Cerrone says no thank you, Cerrone wins round two and Rocha is frustrated.
Round Three: Cerrone begins round three with a front body kick and another leg kick, Cerrone lands a kick and a quick punch, Rocha is moving backwards and limping, Rocha lands a knee, but does no damage, Cerrone grabs the leg of Rocha and kicks him to the ground, he continues to pummel him with leg kicks, Rocha will be sore in the morning, Cerrone uses inside and outside leg kicks to hurt and frustrate Rocha, Rocha is trying, but does not have the stand-up skills to compete with Cerrone. Cerrone lands a knee and knocks Rocha down with a good left-hook, Cerrone wins an easy decision over Rocha-It was not an exciting fight, but was a good win for Cerrone
Dave Herman vs.Jon Olav Einemo – Herman wins via TKO after he is badly hurt, incredible fight
Round One-The two big men step into the ring, Dave Herman throws a knee, he is called Pee Wee Herman for short, but he is not small, Einemo gets him in a body hug/hold, Herman avoids the take-down, Einemo throws a good right hand that Pee Wee Herman eats, Herman kicks Einemo in the mid-section, Einemo lands another right hand, Herman lands a nice leg kick followed by another, Einemo lands a grazing right to the head of Herman, kick to the body by Herman, Herman lands a left and a right, Einemo lands a right, catches a kick by Herman and takes him to the ground, he quickly gets side-control, Herman pushes him off and gets back to his feet, nice leg kick by Einemo. Pee Wee Herman lands a knee and Einemo gives a knee back followed by a good punch, Einemo throws a right hand and Herman throws him on to the ground, round could go to either fighter
Round Two-excellebnt right hand by Einemo and Herman kicks back, Einemo is in love with his right hand and it is working so far, knee by Herman and a knee from Einemo that hurts Herman, Einemo falls on the ground and Herman tries to take advantage of it, Einemo lands a right, elbow and another right that hurts him, he lands a knee a great left hand and pounds on Einemo when he is on the ground-Herman lands some nice elbows and punches, Einemo is getting up very slowly, both men land great punches on their feet, both men are tired-Herman lands two great knees, an uppercut from Einemo, another great knee by Herman who pounds out the larger fighter-Herman wins via TKO after he is badly hurt, incredible fight
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
- Yves Edwards vs. Sam Stout-Sam Stout KO’s Yves Edwards with an incredible left-hook after taking a grazing right hook, this was an awesome KO for Sam Stout against a very good fighter
- Chris Weidman beats Jesse Bongfeldt with a standing choke submission, he ends the fight as blood trickles from the corner of his eye-This was a sweet submission victory for Chris Weidman
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Mike Massenzio via unanimous decision
Nick Ring def. James Head via submission (rear-naked choke)
Darren Elkins def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision
Joey Beltran def. Aaron Rosa via technical knockout in round 3
Dustin Poirier def. Jason Young via unanimous decision
UFC 131 was an exciting MMA event from Vancouver, British Columbia-Kenny Florian won his fight against Diego Nunes a great fighter in the featherweight division in the UFC, this is the first time Kenny Florian fought in the featherweight division, he looked good for a fighter who had to lose a ton of weight. Mark The Filipino Wrecking Machine Munoz wins a unanimous decision over Demian Maia 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 , Demian Maia surprised mark Munoz in the first round, but Munoz took over the fight and won the decision. Donald Cerrone won a one-sided fight against Vagner Rocha in their match, Dave Herman wins via TKO over Einemo after he is badly hurt and shocked the world. In the prelims on Spike TV, Sam Stout KO”s Yves Edwards with an incredible left-hook, Stout should get some bonus money at UFC 131. In the main event, Junior dos Santos wins a unanimous decision over Shane Carwin-Shane Carwin was a bloody mess after the first round, but showed his heart-This was a tremendous fight for Junior dos Santos-Shane Carwin won everybody’s respect by how he fought on even though his face was bloody and his nose was broken. Junior dos Santos will fight Cain Velasquez for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.UFC 131 was awesome, hope you enjoyed it.
prelim results courtesy of MMAmania.com