UFC 131 Results & Review – Dos Santos A Legit Threat To Velasquez

nullJunior dos Santos was the No. 1 contender to the UFC heavyweight title coming into UFC 131, and he is still the No. 1 contender after UFC 131.

The 26-year-old heavyweight improved to 13-1 with a unanimous decision victory over Shane Carwin on Saturday, dominating the entire fight. Dos Santos’ reach proved to be a big factor as Carwin struggled to get inside Junior and dos Santos also showed impressive takedown defense to keep the fight standing.

In the first round, Carwin was nearly finished (and I personally would have stopped the fight) as he took a barrage of strikes from Junior that left him a bloody mess, but he managed to survive and last all 15 minutes.

Dos Santos looked as good as I have ever seen him and he appears to be a legit threat to UFC heavyweight champ, Cain Velasquez.

The co-main event saw Kenny Florian successfully make his featherweight debut by beating Diego Nunes by unanimous decision. Florian lost the first round on two scorecards but bounced back by controlling a tired Nunes for the final 10 minutes.

The other big win of the night came for Mark Munoz, who won a close decision over Demian Maia. All three rounds were competitive and close, but all judges scored the bout for the wrestler, Munoz. Maia showed impressive striking in the first round while Munoz controlled the fight with his wrestling in the final two rounds.

For complete UFC 131 results, check out the jump.

UFC 131 Results

Junior dos Santos def. Shane Carwin by unanimous decision

Kenny Florian def. Diego Nunes by unanimous decision

Mark Munoz def. Demian Maia by unanimous decision

Dave Herman def. John Olav Einemo by unanimous decision

Donald Cerrone def. Vagner Rocha by unanimous decision

Sam Stout def. Yves Edwards by first round KO (3:52)

Chris Weidman def. Jesse Bongfeldt by first round submission via guillotine choke (4:54)

Krzysztof Soszynski def. Mike Massenzio by unanimous decision

Nick Ring def. James Head by third round submission via rear-naked choke (3:33)

Dustin Poirier def. Jason Young by unanimous decision

Joey Beltran def. Aaron Rose by third round TKO (1:26)

Darren Elkins def. Michihiro Omigawa by unanimous decision

  

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