The UFC bursts back into Canada for UFC 131, fresh off the heels of the Utimate Fighter finale and headlined by what was supposed to be a fight between Ultimate Fighter coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos. But just like Brock, chances are you won’t be in Vancouver and instead will have to be find somewhere to watch UFC 131 in Sydney.
And you’ll have to find a pub or bar to watch UFC 131 in Sydney quick, as people are going to flock to their local to watch Junior Dos Santos take on Brock’s replacement, hard-hitting Shane Carwin. Carwin will walk into the octagon on Sunday for his first fight in almost a year, but he’s used to such delays. Back in UFC 111, he knocked out Frank Mir after a year’s break. Most who will watch UFC 131 in Sydney this weekend will remember Carwin’s first loss, to Brock Lesnar, because he was gassed after the first round – surely he’s learnt his lesson?
Junior Dos Santos may not be well known to everybody who’ll watch UFC 131 in Sydney but he’s coming off a seven match win streak, a dominant win over Roy Nelson in August and has only lost one fight in his MMA career. Santos’ stand-up gives him the advantage but Carwin is the king of the takedowns, even managing to takedown Brock Lesnar on numerous occasions. It all depends on Santos’ takedown defense, which won’t be helped by Carwin’s weight advantage.
For anyone who decides to watch UFC 131 in Sydney, the main event will be a blockbuster; of Carwin and Santos’ combined 24 wins, all but two have come from stoppage in the first round.UFC Live Stream
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