UFC 131 weigh ins location moved to Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver


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 on 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).

"Dos Santos vs. Carwin" will feature former UFC heavyweight number one contender Shane Carwin, filling in for an injured Brock Lesnar, as he tries to eliminate The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 coach Junior dos Santos from the division title chase.

Here is the current UFC 131 fight card:

Main Event:


265 lbs.: Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin

Main Card (Pay-per-view):

265 lbs.: Jon Olav Einemo vs. Dave Herman


155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Vagner Rocha

185 lbs.: Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz


145 lbs.: Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes

Preliminary Card (Spike TV)

155 lbs.: Yves Edwards vs. Sam Stout
185 lbs.: Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Chris Weidman

Preliminary Card (May not be broadcast):

145 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young
205 lbs.: Mike Massenzio vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
145 lbs.: Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa
265 lbs.: Joey Beltran vs. Aaron Rosa
185 lbs.: James Head vs. Nick Ring

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) alum Stephan Bonnar on that same day at 12 p.m. PT.

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.

by Jesse Holland on Jun 8, 2011 9:02 AM EDT
 
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