The road to a shot at the UFC heavyweight title gets shorter on Saturday June 11th, as number one contender Junior dos Santos meets former interim champion Shane Carwin in a battle between two of the hardest punchers ever to set foot in the Octagon. Also, longtime lightweight contender Kenny Florian makes his featherweight debut against Brazilian standout Diego “The Gun” Nunes
MMA veterans Sam Stout and Yves Edwards go head to head in this lightweight matchup. Stout comes into the fight winning three of his last four fights and the crowd in his native Canada will be expecting nothing less than another win.
Chris Weidman enters this fight with a perfect 5-0 record in his professional career. Canadian Jesse Bongfeldt will look to hand Weidman his first loss and at the same time put on a good show for his fellow Canadians in Vancouver.
Krzysztof Soszynski’s striking abilities matched up against the submission abilities that Mike Massenzio possesses makes this a can’t miss fight. Massenzio normally competes at 185 pounds, but will be stepping up to the 205 pound division for this bout.
A controversial win at UFC 127 over Riki Fukuda has many people doubting the ability of Nick Ring. He looks to prove the doubters wrong as he takes on James Head, who will be making his UFC debut in this fight.
An impressive win at UFC 125 propelled Dustin Poirier into the UFC spotlight and now standing in his way is Jason Young. Young will be looking to make a name for himself while also preventing Poirier from climbing up the featherweight ranks.
Joey Beltran and Aaron Rosa will both try to prove they belong as they battle each other in this heavyweight matchup. Rosa will look to avoid the heavy hands of “The Mexicutioner” and come away with a win in his UFC Debut.