VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Junior Dos Santos bloodied Shane Carwin to win a dominant decision at UFC 131 on Saturday night, earning a shot at heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Twenty-two of their 26 combined fights had ended in the first round so no one was expecting a marathon. And Dos Santos (13-1) almost finished Carwin in the first, with a barrage of unanswered blows.
But Carwin (12-2) stayed up and the Brazilian made him pay, using his superior striking to batter Carwin's face.
The judges scored it 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 for Dos Santos, who will face Velasquez in his next fight.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian lightweight Sam Stout knocked out veteran Yves Edwards on the undercard of UFC 131 on Saturday.
Stout connected with a left hook in the first round and Edwards toppled backward. Stout (15-4-1) went to follow up, but held back when he saw Edwards was motionless.
Edwards (40-17-1) eventually got up on a stool to the applause of the crowd but needed a helping hand as he was led away.
The 27-year-old Stout, who is from London, Ontario, celebrated the victory with a backflip in the cage.
Heavyweights Shane Carwin and Junior Dos Santos were scheduled to meet in the main event, with the winner getting a shot at champion Cain Velasquez.