Former top heavyweight contender and UFC interim heavyweight champ Shane Carwin will face Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC 131, live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 11, 2011. Carwin is replacing Brock Lesnar, who had to pull out of the fight due to a recent flare-up of diverticulitis.
In preparation of the event, Spike TV will premiere the Countdown To UFC 131 special just days before, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11 p.m. ET.
The special will highlight the main event, as well as the Kenny “KenFlo” Florian – Diego Nunes featherweight bout that will take place on the main card.
Replays of the special will air on Spike TV at Thursday, June 9 at 11 p.m. ET and Saturday, June 11 at 6 p.m. ET.