UFC 131

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UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin
A poster or logo for UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date 11 June 2011
Venue Rogers Arena
City Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Attendance 14,685 [1]
Total gate $2,800,000[1]
Buyrate 330,000[2]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos Finale UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry

UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on 11 June 2011 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[3]


Junior dos Santos fought Shane Carwin in the main event of UFC 131.

Brock Lesnar was originally scheduled to face Junior dos Santos after their coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter 13, but due to a recurring illness, Lesnar was replaced by Shane Carwin.[4] Originally, a matchup between Carwin,[5] and Jon Olav Einemo was scheduled for this event. Einemo remained on the card and faced Dave Herman, who was pulled from a matchup with Joey Beltran as a result. Beltran was matched up with Aaron Rosa.

Court McGee was scheduled to fight Jesse Bongfeldt, but was forced to pull out due to a torn MCL while training and was replaced by Chris Weidman[6][7]

Rani Yahya was scheduled face Dustin Poirier at this event, but withdrew due to injury on 3 May 2011 and was replaced by UFC newcomer Jason Young.[8]

Anthony Perosh was expected to face Krzysztof Soszynski at this event, but Perosh was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Igor Pokrajac.[9] However, Pokrajac was forced to pull out of the bout due to injuries just days before the event and was replaced by Mike Massenzio.[10] The Soszynski/Pokrajac bout was later rescheduled for UFC 140, where Pokrajac won by knockout.

On 17 May a torn muscle forced Mac Danzig out of his bout with Donald Cerrone.[11] Promotional newcomer Vagner Rocha replaced Danzig.[12]

UFC newcomer Dave Herman was originally slated to face Rob Broughton at this event, but Broughton was later replaced by Joey Beltran, who was later replaced with John Olav Einemo since Carwin replaced an injured Lesnar.[13]

UFC 131 featured two preliminary fights live on Spike TV,[14] and the remainder of the preliminary bouts streamed on Facebook[15] and YouTube.[16]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Shane Carwin Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Kenny Florian def. Diego Nunes Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Mark Muñoz def. Demian Maia Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Dave Herman def. John Olav Einemo TKO (knee and punches) 2 3:19
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. Vagner Rocha Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Sam Stout def. Yves Edwards KO (punch) 1 3:52 [a]
Middleweight Chris Weidman def. Jesse Bongfeldt Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:54
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski def. Mike Massenzio Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Nick Ring def. James Head Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:33
Featherweight Dustin Poirier def. Jason Young Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Joey Beltran def. Aaron Rosa TKO (punches) 3 1:26 [b]
Featherweight Darren Elkins def. Michihiro Omigawa Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the dos Santos vs. Carwin fight.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Stout vs. Edwards fight.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.[17]

  • Fight of the Night: Dave Herman vs. Jon Olav Einemo
  • Knockout of the Night: Sam Stout
  • Submission of the Night: Chris Weidman

Reported Payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Vancouver Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[18]

  • Junior dos Santos: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus) def. Shane Carwin: $40,000
  • Kenny Florian: $130,000 ($65,000 win bonus) def. Diego Nunes: $12,000
  • Mark Muñoz: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Demian Maia: $43,000
  • Dave Herman: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. Jon Olav Einemo: $15,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Wagner Rocha: $6,000
  • Sam Stout: $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $12,000
  • Chris Weidman: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Bongfeldt: $6,000
  • Krzysztof Soszynski: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio: $8,000
  • Nick Ring: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. James Head: $6,000
  • Dustin Poirier: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Jason Young: $6,000
  • Joey Beltran: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Rosa: $6,000
  • Darren Elkins: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000 ^

^Although not reflected in the Vancouver Athletic Commission paperwork, both Elkins and Omigawa received win bonuses[19]


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  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/
  3. ^ "UFC 131: DOS SANTOS VS. CARWIN". UFC.com. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  4. ^ McNeil, Franklin (May 12, 2011). "Diverticulitis forces Brock Lesnar out". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Samuels, Albert (June 29, 2011). "UFC 131: Shane Carwin in – Call it a Comeback?". MMAentry.com. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "McGee out, Weidman in at UFC 131". UFC.com. April 5, 2011. 
  7. ^ Martin, Damon (April 4, 2011). "Court McGee suffers torn MCL drops out of UFC 131". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ "With Yahya Injured, Poirier now meets newcomer Young at UFC 131". MMAJunkie. May 3, 2011. 
  9. ^ Pishna, Ken (May 11, 2011). "UFC 131 News: Anthony Perosh Out, Krzysztof Soszynski Now Draws Igor Pokrajac". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Massenzio Tapped for Soszynski Bout on Saturday". UFC.com. June 7, 2011. 
  11. ^ Martin, Damon (May 17, 2011). "Mac Danzig Injured; Out of UFC 131 Fight Against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mac Danzig out at UFC 131, Vagner Rocha now faces Donald Cerrone". MMAJunkie.com. May 17, 2011. 
  13. ^ Groves, Tim (March 31, 2011). "UFC newcomer Dave Herman meets Joey Beltran, not Rob Broughton at UFC 131". Five Knuckles. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Spike TV to air UFC 131 "UFC Prelims" special for Vancouver event". mmajunkie.com. April 13, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Facebook to stream remaining UFC 131 preliminary-card bouts". mmajunkie.com. June 7, 2011. 
  16. ^ "YouTube also will stream five UFC 131 preliminary-card bouts". mmajunkie.com. June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  17. ^ Stupp, Dann (June 12, 2011). "UFC 131 bonuses: Stout, Weidman, Herman and Einemo get $70,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  18. ^ "UFC 131 salaries: dos Santos ($200K), Florian ($130K) lead $782K payroll". mmajunkie.com. July 8, 2011. 
  19. ^ http://www.yardbarker.com/mma/articles/dana_white_awards_michihiro_omigawa_win_bonus_despite_loss_at_ufc_131/5005324

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