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Kenny Florian likely to meet winner of 'Aldo vs Hominick' with a win over Diego Nunes on June 11

Make the weight, unload "The Gun" and earn a title shot.

According to Dana White, that's the sequence of events that will likely pit Kenny Florian against the winner of Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick, after "KenFlo" ambushed the UFC President on yesterday's edition of ESPN's "MMA Live."

The part-time analyst will make his featherweight debut against Diego Nunes at UFC 131 on June 11 in Vancouver.

Florian's lightweight run inside the Octagon is widely regarded as a successful one; however, he failed in his two attempts at capturing the crown and was unable to procure a third shot in his last fight as a 155'er against Gray "The Bully" Maynard.

But if at first you don't succeed, drop a weight class and try again.

The 34-year old Bostonian, who will turn 35 just two weeks before fight night, knows it's time to stop chasing belts and start wearing them. Nunes might be short on name value but he's long on talent, going 16-1 since his professional debut in 2004.

Fresh on the heels of a split decision win over Mike Brown at UFC 125, Nunes is "Gunning" for a shot at fellow Brazilian division champion Jose Aldo and could take "Ken Flo's" spot in line with a big win in British Columbia.

Who ya' got?

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 the "City of Glass" 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.

For the current UFC 131 fight card and line-up click here.

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