Junior dos Santos Dominates Shane Carwin for UD Win
By FCF Staff
Fans in attendance at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena tonight did not get to witness the knockout main event competitors Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin predicted, but they did get to see dos Santos entrench his position as the UFC’s #1 heavyweight contender. Fighting behind a stiff jab, strong strikes and solid takedown defence, dos Santos proceeded to bloody and batter Carwin en route to a unanimous decision win.
In another of UFC 131′s feature attractions, Kenny Florian managed to outscore rising featherweight Diego Nunes to record the UD victory. Early on, Nunes tested Florian with strikes and largely managed to negate the BJJ black belt’s ground game, but as the fight wore on a fresher looking Florian proceeded to take control of the entertaining bout.
Here are the complete results for UFC 131.
Junior dos Santos def. Shane Carwin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Kenny Florian def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Mark Munoz def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Dave Herman def. Jon Olav Einemo via TKO (strikes) – R2, 3:19
Donald Cerrone def. Vagner Rocha via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Sam Stout via Yves Edwards via KO (punch) – R1, 3:52
Chris Weidman via Jesse Bongfeldt submission (guillotine choke) – R1, 4:54
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Mike Massenzio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Nick Ring def. James Head via submission (rear-naked choke) – R3, 3:33
Dustin Poirier def. Jason Young via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Joey Beltran def. Aaron Rosa via TKO (punches) – R3, 1:26
Darren Elkins def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)