Here are the preliminary card results for UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada:
Darren Elkins defeated Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27). This featherweight contest was competitive from the opening bell as both men exchanged strikes and takedowns throughout the fight. The last two rounds could have been scored either way in this highly contested bout.
Joey Beltran defeated Aaron Rosa via TKO at 1:26 of Round 3. The heavyweights came out willing to exchange punches. Beltran got the nod in the first round but Rosa was able to come back and take the second round on most cards. However, Beltran opened up the 3rd round with some serious striking and lands a knee that rocks Rosa. Beltran gets the takedown and begins to unload with punches before the ref jumps in.
Dustin Poirier defeats Jason Young via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28). Poirier was in control of the 1st round as he rocked Young with a big shot. In the second round, Young was bleeding from the strikes. The 3rd round slowed down but Poirier was able to cruise to a unanimous victory and swept all 3 rounds on 2 of the judges’ scorecards.
Nick Ring defeats James Head via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:33 of Round 3. Ring dominated this fight from the opening round where he scored several takedowns. The second round saw Ring dominate the round with ground control. The 3rd round saw Ring beat and bloody Head on the ground before getting back control and finishing Head with a rear naked choke late in the 3rd.
Krzysztof Soszynski defeated Mike Massenzio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27). Soszynski scored several takedowns in the opening round but was unable to capitalize on them. However, he was still given the round. Soszynski takes round 2 by defending Miassenzio’s takedowns and land strikes for most of the round as the pace slowed down. Soszynski dominates the 3rd round with strikes and almost TKO’s Massenzio in the final round.
Chris Weidman defeats Jesse Bongfeldt via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:54 of Round 1. Bongfeldt started off strong with some strikes but eventually lost momentum half way through the round as Weidman came back strong. Weidman gets a toss into side control and has ground control. However, Bongfeldt is able to get back to his feet but would eat a big knee and then succumb to a standing guillotine as the round almost closes.
Sam Stout defeats Yves Edwards by KO at 3:52 of Round 1. Edwards started out taking Stout down to the ground. But Stout defends well and is able to get back up. Out of nowhere, Stout lands a huge left hook and KO’s Edwards before he hits the mat.
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