Michihiro Omigawa will be paid both his show money and win bonus for his performance against Darren Elkins at the UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" event in Vancouver last night (June 11). Company President Dana White felt the Japanese Judoka was robbed by the cage side judges, who awarded the bout to Elkins by scores of 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27. Do you agree with Dana or the judges? Photo: Esther Lin for AOL
(Pic) of the Octagon mat after UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" on June 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The sweat stained canvas is filled with the blood of the event's competitors, including but not limited to Diego Nunes's head after getting cut by Kenny Florian's razor sharp elbows and Shane Carwin's face after its encounter with Junior dos Santos's fist. Props: UFC
In international UFC news, Dana White announced at the UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" pre-fight press conference that he hopes to bring his fight promotion to China "within the next 18 months." He also brought unfortunate news for fight fans in the Kingdom of Sweden. While UFC had previously intended to hold a show in the Nordic country sometime this year, those plans have since fallen through. That's only for 2011, however, as the organization still has designs of of holding a show there sometime down the road.
UFC 131 "Prelims" to stream live on YouTube on June 11, 2011. Have trouble with the UFC Facebook stream on your home computer? Never fear, there's always another way. On top of offering its usual free stream on Facebook, UFC will offer a separate stream, at the same time, on YouTube for the "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" event starting at 5:50 p.m. ET. You can visit the event page by clicking here.
UFC 131 Mark Munoz vs Demian Maia in Vancouver, British Columbia June 11, 2011. Mark Munoz interviewed by Aaron Tru and Adrian Gallegos from MMAprime.tv predicts a knock out.
Sounds like a new trend is forming. Just on the heels of UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner requesting video monitors for judges at the upcoming UFC 130 event, it appears he will do the same for UFC 131. The Commissioner of the Vancouver Athletic Commission, Jonathan Tweedale, informed SB Nation MMA of the news earlier today, saying, "The Commission will be considering that request in the near future." Is this a long overdue measure to help solve the judging issues that too often plague MMA? Or is the problem with the untrained eye and not the perspective?
Court McGee has suffered a torn MCL in his knee while training for his UFC 131 fight against Jesse Bongfeldt and has been forced to pull out, according to MMAWeekly.com. The former Ultimate Fighter winner reportedly suffered the injury while training with the Cesar Gracie team.
When the UFC originally announced they would be debuting in Toronto, company President Dana White said the event would take place on April 30, 2011 and would be known as UFC 131. As it turns out, the date will remain the same but the event will now be known as UFC 129. The show going down on March 19 in New Jersey, expected to feature a main event of "Shogun" Rua vs Rashad Evans, will be UFC 128. Props: MMA Weekly