Junior dos Santos (Photo: mmafighting.com)
UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin –Vancouver, B.C., Canada – Rogers Arena- June 11, 2011
Junior dos Santos didn’t get a chance to face Brock Lesnar, but a win over Shane Carwin at UFC 131 kept Junior in the title picture.
While dos Santos was waiting for heavyweight champion Cain Velazquez to return from injury, he coached the 13th season of The Ultimate Fighter against Lesnar. Their coaches’ fight didn’t happen due to Lesnar’s struggles with diverticulitis.
Junior scored a unanimous decision over Carwin in the UFC 131 main event.