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Official UFC 131 List of Medical Suspensions

Written on June 22, 2011 by Lulu

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Vancouver Athletic Commission released its list of UFC 131 fighters that received suspensions due to their medical conditions.

After the successful UFC 131: Junior Dos Santos vs Shane Carwin event, all of the fighters who participated received a suspension order from the Vancouver Athletic Commission that was released on Tuesday. Junior Dos Santos and ten other UFC 131 fighters received a mandatory nine day rest order. Meanwhile, other fighters – including Shane Carwin – received a much longer suspension due to the injuries they obtained from the tournament.

Jason Young received the longest period of suspension. He had a tender right foot and laceration on his left eyebrow, medically suspending him for 180 days with a pending x-ray on his foot. If the x-ray didn’t find any severe injuries, he will be only under a 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days.

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UFC 131: Dos Santos vs Carwin Results

Written on June 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After Brock Lesnar bowed out from his UFC 131 bout, Junior Dos Santos met Shane Carwin last Saturday for a number one contender battle. Who's going to face Cain Velasquez this fall?

After the much-anticipated no. 1 contender duel between Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin, the results are finally in! Who among the heavyweight strikers will face Cain Velasquez this fall? Fighting Insider posted the quick results after the skip.

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UFC 131: Dos Santos vs Carwin Main Card Preview

Written on June 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Before UFC 131 kicks off tonight, check out Fighting Insider's main card preview for the upcoming match.

Brock Lesnar’s forced withdrawal from his UFC 131 bout against Junior Dos Santos due to health issues opens the door for Shane Carwin. And with a heavyweight title shot possible to be the winner’s reward, fans can bet that both Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin will make a statement to get a crack at Cain Velasquez. The Dos Santos vs Carwin bout will surely end violently, but the rest of the main card is also ripe with meaningful plot.

Take a look at Fighting Insider’s UFC 131 main card preview after the skip.

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UFC 131 Streaming Live on Facebook.

Written on June 08, 2011 by Lulu

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UFC is now utilizing the famous social networking site Facebook to stream some preliminary cards for their loyal fans.

UFC President, Dana White, has a few refrains and catch phrases. At this point, fans might as well tag “business as usual” on to the UFC’s current partnership with the Facebook. Dana White has said several times that he believes the future of television is on the Internet, and he appears to have an intent to prove that.

The UFC will broadcast fights from UFC 131 preliminary card on its Facebook fan page on Saturday, allowing fans to watch free bouts. UFC 131: Dos Santos vs Carwin, from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will show five fights in Facebook. These bouts will lead into a pair of prelims broadcasted live on Spike TV, which in turns leads into the pay-per-view card. The UFC’s event page for Saturday’s card listed the information on Tuesday.

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Dustin Porier: Not Stepping Back from UFC 131

Written on June 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Dustin Porier predicts what his fight against Jason Young on Saturday will be. Will he continue making his way up in the featherweight division?

Dustin Porier is one of UFC’s rising star in the featherweight division. For the last six months, he has proven this description to be true. On New Year’s Day, Dustin Porier gave Josh Grispi a defeat at UFC 125 when he served as a late replacement for the injured champion — Jose Aldo. In what has to be a title match, Dustin Porier’s win over Josh Grispi was the most high-profile fight of his career.

At UFC 131, he was supposed to face Rani Yahya. However, the Brazilian grappler was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury. And stepping in for Rani Yahya at UFC 131 on June 11 will be Jason Young. While Dustin Porier was disappointed by the change, he insists that he will not take his new opponent lightly.

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Shane Carwin Grabs the Opportunity for Title Elimination at UFC 131

Written on June 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Shane Carwin shares his excitement on facing Juniors Dos Santos at the main event of the upcoming UFC 131.

Though he might a be a stand-in for UFC 131, Shane Carwin proves that he is certainly not a push-over with his 12-1 career record. The former interim heavyweight champion grabs the opportunity to step into the main event of UFC 131, battling it out against Junior Dos Santos. Both Shane Carwin and Junior Dos Santos will step in the Octagon with identical 12-1 records, together with their reputation as entertaining, stand-up fighters.

“Both dos Santos and I got to where we’re at by knocking guys out on our feet. I think we’re both explosive fighters and I think the fans are going to have a real treat at UFC 131 when it gets to that main event knowing both guys have knockout power in their hands.”

Shane Carwin was originally set to face UFC rookie, Jon Olav Einemo, in the tournament’s undercard. But he was tapped to replace Brock Lesnar in the headlines, as the latter withdrew due to re-occurring Diverticulitis. His last fight marks the only smear in his professional MMA resume, where he was defeated by Brock Lesnar at UFC 116 last year. Shane Carwin is now eager to get back into the competition, and put the lessons from that loss to use.

UFC 131: Dos Santos vs Carwin will kick off on June 11 at the Rogers Arena in Vacouver, Canada.

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