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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.Read the rest of the article »
Prepared by thousands of experiences on how to handle a match and guided by his conscience makes Herb Dean as the most qualified man to stand between two great fighters at UFC 131
During the main event heavyweight match between Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin, the third man inside the octagon, referee Herb Dean is guided by his conscience and his past experience as a referee in several UFC matches to give Shane Carwin a chance to continue fighting.
As Carwin fell to the ground and receive several brutal punches from dos Santos, Dean still didn’t stop the match even if dos Santos is yelling at him to stop it. Dean said that his referee’s experience told him that Carwin can still continue and eventually, Carwin had managed to came back in the game.Read the rest of the article »
After the main event match at UFC 131, Shane Carwin discusses his injuries and opinion about his fight against Junior dos Santos.
During the 3rd round of the Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin match, the former interim champion Carwin had a little percentage of vision on his eyes, yet he still have the hearts to continue fighting hoping that he still have a chance to defeat dos Santos.
Carwin suffered a broken nose and bloods drifting down on his eyes making his vision to be blur but still thinking that if he can land a perfectly place shot on dos Santos face, he could might still win the night out of the punishment he obtain.Read the rest of the article »
UFC President, Dana White, pointed out Herb Dean as the "Best Referee" in the history of sports.
In any sports event, several parts of it was being ignored by the public. The referees are one of them. However, if a major mistakes was done by a referee, countless people will criticize them as far as they could.
UFC referee, Herb Dean, is aware of that. He is the one who manage the bout between Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin at UFC 131 in Vancouver. While Junior Dos Santos was striking Shane Carwin on the ground, Herb Dean decided to continue the match despite Dos Santos commanding him to do so. And it seems that his decision was right, because Shane Carwin survived the rest of the bout.
Herb Dean is also responsible for some crucial and best calls as a referee. One of it is his decision to stop the fight between Frank Mir and Tim Sylvia at UFC 48 in 2004. Dean had recognized the injury that Sylvia get right away while Mir clasped him into an armbar. Because of that, UFC President – Dana White – pointed out Herb Dean as the best referee in the history of sports.View Article Source »
After the UFC 131 heavyweight main event, Junior Dos Santos defeated Shane Carwin in an unanimous decision -- making him the No. 1 contender contra Cain Velasquez.
As the Saturday night’s main event end, Junior Dos Santos earned his promised title shot by winning against Shane Carwin at UFC 131. During the bout, Junior Dos Santos shows his dominance by striking Shane Carwin with punches, until the former interim heavyweight champion dropped to the ground and finishing it off by hammering him with several left hands. That makes the referee, Herb Dean, stopped the fight.
Junior Dos Santos also proved that he had the upper hand in wrestling and in striking. He also left evidences of how deadly his jabs can be, but Shane Carwin also showed that he’s not just an ordinary mixed martial artist. He survived and lasted every blow that he takes from his opponent until the match ends. This is a very impressive performance that can only be seen in a match between two great fighters, hitting each others as hard as they could be.
Meanwhile, Dana White referred to that the next bout that Junior Dos Santos will face. The UFC President said it will be much more different from the previous match, beecause he’ll be facing the widely considered world’s best heavyweight fighter — Cain Velasquez.View Article Source »
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.Read the rest of the article »
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.Read the rest of the article »
After the match of Shane Carwin and Junior dos Santos is over, the winner will have to wait for his title shot against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez for a several months.
During the UFC 131 press conference on Thursday, UFC President – Dana White – said that they hope to make the match between UFC heavyweight champion – Cain Velasquez – and the winner of Dos Santos vs Carwin happen sooner. However, the champion’s recovery from his shoulder injury might take a few more months. Furthermore, the plan for UFC 136 – where the match will take place – will be held in Houston, Texas on October 8.
After Cain Velasquez met Brock Lesnar last year, he underwent a shoulder surgery. But with the rehabilitation and recovery time, it was expected that the champion will have a rest off from the fights for several months until he is fully. The winner of Dos Santos vs Carwin match will have to wait for the heavyweight king to recover from his injury and then the schedule for the title fight will be set.
UFC is planning to hold their next Fan Expo in Houston as well, which will take place on Oct 7 and 8.View Article Source »
After depriving himself of all the foods the missed munching at, Kenny Florian will finally make his featherweight debut this Saturday at UFC 131.
Kenny Florian, who celebrated his birthday two weeks ago, hasn’t eaten much lately in preparation for his UFC 131 co-main event bout against Diego Nunes. This coming Saturday, KenFlo will make his debut at the featherweight division at the Roger’s Arena in Vancouver, Canada. That said, he will be the first fighter in the history of UFC to compete in four different divisions.
Kenny Florian is one of the many fighters who dropped from featherweight since the promotion introduced the weight class, following the UFC-WEC merger earlier this year. Notable fighters like Joe Stevenson, Tyson Griffin and Darren Elkins followed the same course.Read the rest of the article »
As they team up, Junior dos Santos and Demian Maia form the Brazilian Yin Yang, training together to fill each others holes in their game play.
Demian Maia and Junior Dos Santos, the last time they fought on a card together was at UFC 95. That night, Dos Santos annihilated his opponent, Stefan Struve, in a 54-second match by way of knock out. Meanwhile, Demian Maia needed only half of a round to submit Chael Sonnen.
As is often in the Brazilian fight scene, it was Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira who brought the two together – several months later – when Demian Maia was looking for a training partner to improve his fighting skills. On the other hand, Junior Dos Santos needed more experience on the ground despite being skillful on both feet. Heading to UFC 131, they are both set for a main card tournament. Thus, their connection continues.
Demian Maia will stand against heavy-handed wrestler, Mark Munoz, this weekend. And if Mark Munoz does the usual gameplay, he’ll expect to engage in a stand up battle. At the same time, Junior Dos Santos will face Shane Carwin for the no. 1 contender spot against the UFC heavyweight champion — Cain Velasquez. The training partners will be in deep water on Saturday, and it’s only in UFC 131 that fans will know who will survive.View Article Source »
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