Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos - TUF 13

TUF 13 coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos

The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday finally made UFC 131: Lesnar vs. dos Santos official for Vancouver on June 11. The event will take place at Rogers Arena; the same venue UFC 115 took place at, although it went by the moniker GM Palace at the time.

“The Ultimate Fighter Season 13” coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos will square off in the evening’s main event. Lesnar, having lost the UFC heavyweight championship to Cain Velasquez in October, sees the fight as the fastest route back into title contention. For dos Santos, he declined to wait for an injured Velasquez to return from injury to get a title shot. The Brazilian instead saw the opportunity to continue building up his name recognition with fans by coaching on TUF 13 and fighting Lesnar first.

There will be no title fights on the UFC 131 fight card, but there are several notable showdowns. The UFC made eight bouts official in verifying the event itself, including top middleweights Demian Maia and Mark Munoz throwing down, former lightweight contender Kenny Florian making his featherweight debut against Diego Nunes, and a burgeoning grudge match between TUF 6 winner Mac Danzig and the outspoken Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Check out MMAWeekly.com’s Rumors section for all the latest UFC 131 rumors, as well as numerous other rumored MMA events and fights.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Cain Velasquez 'Unfit to Fight' at UFC 207, Pulled from the Event | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 524 views

Cain Velasquez is officially out of his scheduled UFC 207 rematch against Fabrcio Werdum after failing to be approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. read news >>

UFC 207 staff picks: Readers like Amanda Nunes, but how many of us are taking Ronda Rousey?

  • 23 days ago
  • 29 views

We’ve finally reached the end of the 2016 UFC calendar year. Check out our picks for the UFC 207 main card inside. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Cerrone on fight vs. Masvidal, McGregor and WWE

  • 15 days ago
  • 10 views

The UFC officially announced Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s homecoming fight in Denver against Jorge Masvidal for Jan. 28, but the knockout specialist was too busy to schedule a press conference. read news >>

Brooklyn's own Phillipe Nover booked for UFC 208 home fight vs. Rick Glenn

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Veteran featherweight Phillipe Nover finally will get a chance to fight in New York – and he’ll do it in his Brooklyn backyard.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza Finally Finds a Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 276 views

Third-ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza finally has a fight. read news >>

Floyd Mayweather Responds to Dana White's Offer: 'You're a F***ing Comedian' (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 8 days ago
  • 1247 views

UFC president Dana White officially made Floyd Mayweather an offer to box UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Money responded as only Money would. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 ceremonial weigh-in video, photos: Penn, Rodriguez finally face off

  • 7 days ago
  • 84 views

PHOENIX – The ceremonial weigh-ins are complete for the UFC’s Sunday return to Phoenix, and the fighters all faced off for the first time this week.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 post-fight facts: A thousand strikes later, B.J. Penn finally suffers a knockdown

  • 5 days ago
  • 13 views

Depending on your rooting preferences, Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 103 event ended in either exciting or disheartening fashion when Yair Rodriguez beat MMA legend B.J. Penn. Check out all of the post-ev read news >>

UFC 209's Tony Ferguson: I want to make Khabib Nurmagomedov quit

  • a day ago
  • 56 views

LAS VEGAS – Now that they’re finally booked to fight, Tony Ferguson has one goal for his long-delayed fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Brooklyn's own Phillipe Nover booked for UFC 208 home fight vs. Rick Glenn

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

Veteran featherweight Phillipe Nover finally will get a chance to fight in New York – and he’ll do it in his Brooklyn backyard.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>