Have scale, will travel.
The official weigh-in event for UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" is set to go down this Friday (June 10, 2011) from its new location: The Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Originally scheduled for the Rogers Arena, the promotion was forced to scramble for site B to accommodate for game five of the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals, hosted by none other than the Vancouver Canucks.
The UFC 131 weigh ins are currently scheduled to air LIVE right here on MMAmania.com, as well as several other online destinations via streaming video. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 2 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET).
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide the latest coverage of the UFC 131 weigh-ins, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.
"Dos Santos vs. Carwin" will feature former UFC heavyweight number one contender, filling in for an injured , as he tries to eliminate The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 coach from the division title chase.
Here is the current UFC 131 fight card:
265 lbs.: Junior dos Santos vs.
Main Card (Pay-per-view):
Preliminary Card (Spike TV)
Preliminary Card (May not be broadcast):
For those fortunate enough to be in "Vansterdam" for the promotion's return to the Great White North, remember the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh-in will open at 1 p.m. local time for the general public.
In addition, UFC Fight Club members will be able to attend an exclusive Q&A session with UFC light heavyweight and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alumon that same day at 12 p.m. PT.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 131, beginning with the PPV telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 11, 2011. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
It's going to be a fun night of fights so don't miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC 131 coverage you can handle.
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