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UFC 131: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos Official for Vancouver, Will be Solid Test of Lesnar's Drawing Power

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Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, coaches of The Ultimate Fighter season 13, are officially set to meet in the main event of UFC 131 on June 11, at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.  A disheartening premiere of TUF 13 doesn't inspire much hope in the headlining fight bringing in many more eyes than would already have been watching, but the supporting cast isn't all too thrilling either.  Here's what the card looks like:

Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos

Mac Danzig vs. Donald Cerrone

Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz

Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes

Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards

Dustin Poirier vs. Rani Yahya

Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Anthony Perosh

Michihiro Omigawa vs. Darren Elkins

Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo

Chris Weidman vs. Jesse Bongfeldt

Joey Beltran vs. Dave Herman

Regardless of whoever else was on the card, Brock Lesnar would have been the biggest PPV draw, but the undercard is definitely missing anything that would feel like a solid co-main event. Shane Carwin is a great heavyweight name, but as nice as it will be to see Carwin throw leather again, Jon Olav Einemo carries no name value in the North American market.  I'd like to see one more major fight added, but then again, I do not.  This will be a great test for Lesnar's drawing power, and to see if it's taken a noticeable hit since losing the title so badly to Cain Velasquez.  Can Lesnar's massive drawing power weather the storm of the crushing defeat to Velasquez with the help of a full season of TUF?  We'll find out soon enough.

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