Vancouver Athletic Commission approves video monitors for judges at UFC 131

Consider the precedent set.

Judges charged with scoring the action at UFC 131: "Lesnar vs. Dos Santos" will now have video monitors at their disposal for the June 11 pay-per-view event after the Vancouver Athletic Commission approved the UFC's request for digital back-up.

Sherdog.com brought word of the good news earlier today.

Today's announcement comes on the heels of the promotion's recent request to get video monitors approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for its UFC 130 event on May 28 in Las Vegas.

No verdict yet, but Mark Ratner, UFC vice president of regulatory affairs, is "very excited" to have them present for the UFC's trip to "The City of Glass."

Here's more:

"Anything we can do to give the judges another tool is great," Ratner told Sherdog.com "We’re very excited about it."

UFC 131: "Lesnar vs. Dos Santos" will feature former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, as he tries to eliminate opposing Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 coach Junior dos Santos from the division title chase.

The winner is expected to face reigning champion Cain Velasquez later this year.

Also booked for "Hollywood North" is former division number one contender and Interim title holder Shane Carwin, who returns from the injured reserves to welcome submission ace Jon Olav Einemo to the Octagon in the Abu Dhabi champ's UFC debut.

In addition, former two-time lightweight title challenger Kenny Florian will make his debut in the featherweight division against wily scrapper Diego Nunes.

For more UFC 131 news and notes click here.

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