UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin takes place this Saturday, June 11 from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The main event for the card was initially scheduled to be a title eliminator fight between Brock Lesnar and his opposing TUF 13 coach Junior dos Santos, however Lesnar was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a recurrence of diverticulitis, which almost forced him to retire just a year and a half ago. Shane Carwin was moved from his planned bout against Jon Olav Einemo on the main card to replace Lesnar, and the winner of the Carwin – Dos Santos bout is expected to get the next crack at heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Also on the card, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will face Vagner Rocha, while submission specialist Demian Maia meets middleweight contender Mark Munoz, and crowd favorite Kenny Florian makes his featherweight debut against Diego Nunes.
All the featured card fighters will be on hand for the pre-fight press conference this afternoon, which you can watch LIVE, courtesy of the UFC and FightLine.com. You can watch the presser below at 4pm ET (1pm PT). And don’t forget to check back this Saturday for our live coverage of the event, here at FightLine.com.