UFC 131 'Prelims' ratings average 1.6 million viewers on Spike TV

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Spike TV's "UFC Prelims" special for UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" on June 11, 2011, averaged 1.6 million viewers, up from the 1.3 million it scored for the UFC 130: "Rampage vs. Hamill" undercard offering back on May 28.

The two-fight broadcast from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada featured the eventual "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night" winners.

Sam Stout proved his "Hands of Stone" are as lethal as ever when he caved in the right side of Yves Edwards face, delivering a scary -- and explosive -- knockout.

Also making some noise on free TV was Chris Weidman, who once again took a fight on short notice and, once again, performed exceptionally, submitting Jesse Bongfeldt in the first round with a standing guillotine.

"UFC Prelims" for June 11 pulled in a 1.0 household rating, including a 1.3 in Men 18-49 and a 1.34 in Men 18-34.

UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" featured a titanic tilt pitting heavy-hitting heavyweights Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin to determine the number one contender to the 265-pound title.

One broken "Engineer" later and "Cigano" will meet Cain Velasquez later this year.

But that's not all.

Former top lightweight contender Kenny Florian made his move to featherweight a successful one, besting Diego Nunes via close unanimous decision.

Watch out, Jose Aldo -- "Ken Flo" wants your belt.

For UFC 131 results, recap and other noteworthy items from the event click here.

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