Another evening of fights is set to take place when Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada hosts UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin tomorrow evening. Promotional newcomer Vagner Rocha (5-1) makes his Octagon debut against “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone (13-4) in a lightweight contest. “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz (8-2) hopes to move further up in contention while fellow middleweight Demian Maia (13-2) tries to make a convincing argument for another chance at the belt. Two long-awaited heavyweight prospects finally makes their debuts within the promotion when Jon Olav Einemo (6-1) battles “Pee Wee” Dave Herman (18-2). “Ken-Flo” Kenny Florian (13-5) drops down from the lightweight bracket to featherweight when he takes on “The Gun” Diego Nunes (15-3). In the main event, power meets power when “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos (12-1) and “The Engineer” Shane Carwin (11-1) engage for the chance to challenge current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (9-0) for his belt. When a majority of wins for both competitors end within the first round through knockout or technical knockout, this fight has that same potential at any time. Do not blink.
The third UFC event in as many weeks returns to Vancouver, British Columbia tomorrow night to rock Canadian fans a la UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin. “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone (13-4) hopes to extend his three-fight win streak against UFC newcomer Vagner Rocha (5-1). In a middleweight battle, “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz and Demian Maia (13-2) will test one another’s limit where a win can launch one up into the 185lbs. title picture. Wrestling powerhouse “Pee Wee” Dave Herman (18-2) and Jiu-Jitsu black belt Jon Olav Einemo (6-1) make their debuts within the heavyweight division. But before the title elimination bout between “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos (12-1) and Shane Carwin (11-1) closes out the night, a featherweight match is set when Muay Thai master “The Gun” Diego Nunes (15-3) prepares to rudely welcome former lightweight contender “Ken-Flo” Kenny Florian (13-5) down to the 145lbs. bracket. Although Florian tasted defeat in his last lightweight showing, a win over Nunes would promise an instant title shot at WEC transplant and reigning champ “Junior” Jose Aldo (18-1). Florian’s last hopes to make a convincing drive all comes at this fight but the controlled chaos of Nunes’ stand-up is going to do whatever it takes to make sure the engine crashes and burns.