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.

Related News

Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova Weigh-in Video Replay

  • 28 days ago
  • 126 views

The sixteen fighters competing on the Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova fight card on Saturday officially weighed in at the Punishment Training Center on Friday. read news >>

Several Fighters Revealed for Bellator and Oktagon Co-Promotion in Italy

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

New details were revealed this afternoon regarding the co-promotion between Bellator MMA and Oktagon Kickboxing. The partnership is set to take place on April 16 in Italy. read news >>

UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader Weigh-In Video Replay

  • 15 days ago
  • 63 views

The 26 fighters competing on the UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader fight card on Saturday officially weighed in on Friday at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. read news >>

Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman: Fight Date Announced, Comments and Reaction

  • 9 days ago
  • 17 views

On Wednesday afternoon, UFC President Dana White announced on Fox Sports' Garbage Time (via Damon Martin of FoxSports.com) that Luke Rockhold will defend his middleweight title against Chris Weidman read news >>

UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson Weigh-in Video Replay

  • 7 days ago
  • 14 views

The 24 fighters competing on Saturday's UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson fight card officially weighed in on Friday at the Grand Ballroom at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. read news >>

VIDEO: Anderson Silva Warns Conor McGregor About Disrespecting Brazilians

  • a day ago
  • 564 views

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva weighed in on Conor McGregor's upcoming lightweight title fight against champion Rafael dos Anjos and warned the Irishman. read news >>