UFC 131 results: Kenny Florian wins featherweight debut, besting Diego Nunes

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The co-main event of UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" featured the featherweight debut of a former two-time lightweight title contender in Kenny Florian, as he took on top 145-pound fighter, Diego Nunes.

Oh, and a title shot may have been on the line. This was kind of a big deal.

So how did "KenFlo" look after cutting an extra ten pounds from his already boney frame?

Other than a skeleton with a thin layer of flesh, all things considered, he looked just as strong, speedy and serviceable as he did at 155-pounds.

Poetically enough, it was Nunes that gassed in the face of a heavy grappling attack, as Florian rode his way to a three-round unanimous decision win.

It didn't start well for the Boston, Mass., native. After coming out to a chorus of boos thanks to his association with Vancouver rival NHL club the Boston Bruins, Florian was largely out-struck in the opening round.

He was even knocked down at the end of the frame.

However, once again, wrestling has proven to be the best base for MMA, as "KenFlo" grabbed a hold of the lighter Nunes and just wouldn't let him up.

It may not have been pretty but it got the job done. That's all one can ask for.

But was this performance enough to earn him a title shot against Jose Aldo? And what kind of a statement did he send?

Thoughts?

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