Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin

Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin

VANCOUVER – The fighters for Saturday’s UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin weighed in Friday afternoon at the Jack Poole Plaza.

Near the Olympic Cauldron from the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, the cast of UFC 131 stepped on the scale to make the 12-bout fight card official.

There wasn’t a lot of trepidation for the main event as its a heavyweight bout between two fighters that aren’t pushing the top end of the division… at least not any longer. Shane Carwin used to be around the 265-pound limit, but changed up his diet recently, lightening the load.

Carwin, a late replacement for TUF 13 coach Brock Lesnar, stepped on the scale at 254 pounds, while his opponent, the current number one UFC heavyweight contender, Junior dos Santos weighed in at 239 pounds.

“I feel great.  It’s been a great camp, recovered from surgery.  I’m so excited to be here.  I’m excited to have this opportunity,” said Carwin after weighing in.  “You get to see two of the best heavyweight fighters tomorrow and somebody is getting knocked out and it’s not going to be me.”

“I’m feeling great.  I know Shane Carwin is a tough opponent for me, but for sure someone is going to get knocked out tomorrow,” said dos Santos.  “Just remember guys, don’t blink.”

A little more questionable was how co-main eventer Kenny Florian, now a veteran of four weight classes, would look on the scale, making his first cut to the featherweight division. He faces no easy task in his 145-pound debut, stepping into the Octagon to face Top 10 fighter and Jose Aldo training partner Diego Nunes.

UFC 131 Official Weigh-in Results

Main Card (On Pay-Per-View):
-Junior Dos Santos (239) vs. Shane Carwin (254)
-Kenny Florian (146) vs. Diego Nunes (145)
-Jon Oliv Einemo (261) vs. Dave Herman (233)
-Demian Maia (186) vs. Mark Munoz (186)
-Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Vagner Rocha (155)

Preliminary Bouts (On Spike TV):
-Sam Stout (155) vs. Yves Edwards (155)
-Jesse Bongfeldt (185) vs. Chris Weidman (186)

Preliminary Bouts:
-Krzysztof Soszynski (205) vs. Mike Massenzio (201)
-Nick Ring (185) vs. James Head (186)
-Dustin Poirier (146) vs. Jason Young (145)
-Joey Beltran (247) vs. Aaron Rosa (261)
-Michihiro Omigawa (145) vs. Darren Elkins (145)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC 189 world tour press conference

  • 12 days ago
  • 63 views

The first UFC 189 world tour press conference featuring UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor will happen Friday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. The press conference will begin at 1 p. read news >>

Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia staredown

  • 12 days ago
  • 14 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Before their UFC 190 clash, Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia squared off Friday afternoon on the first stop of the UFC 189 world tour. read news >>

Conor McGregor UFC 189 world tour LA scrum

  • 7 days ago
  • 14 views

LOS ANGELES -- Conor McGregor met the media at the InterContinental Hotel on Tuesday afternoon. The Irish featherweight discussed spending time with Jose Aldo, how the fight will end, having a camp i read news >>

UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas fight card

  • 3 days ago
  • 11 views

A look at the early afternoon Saturday, April 4th UFC event on Fox Sports 1 in Fairfax, VA, where featherweight contenders Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas square off in the main event. The UFC doesn't read news >>

UFC Fight Night 63 fight card: Clay Guida vs Robbie Peralta fight preview

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 views

Clay Guida and Robbie Peralta will slug it out this Saturday afternoon (April 4, 2015) at UFC Fight Night 63 inside the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. In a wrestler vs. striker match up, what a read news >>

UFC Fight Night 63 fight card: Michael Chiesa vs Mitch Clarke fight preview

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

Michael Chiesa and Mitch Clarke collide this Saturday afternoon (April 4, 2015) at UFC Fight Night 63 inside the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. In a duel of talented grapplers, what adjustments read news >>

UFC Fight Night 63 fantasy picks: 'Mendes vs. Lamas' Kountermove preview

  • 21 hours ago
  • 2 views

Let's dive right in! Saturday afternoon fisticuffs! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brass has gifted mixed martial arts (MMA) fans with a stacked UFC Fight Night 63 event this Saturday afternoon read news >>

Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philippou, Neil Magny vs. Hyun Kyu Lim added to UFC Manila

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC Manila has a co-main event. Middleweight contenders Gegard Mousasi and Costas Philippou will meet in the co-headliner of UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber on May 16 in the Philippines, the UFC ann read news >>

Gegard Mousasi and Neil Magny Headed to UFC Manila | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Company officials added two new marquee match-ups to the upcoming UFC Manila fight card with bouts featuring Gegard Mousasi and Neil Magny. read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: