All fighters make weight for UFC 131
VANCOUVER -- In preparation for his featherweight debut, former UFC contender Kenny Florian successfully navigated to the 146-pound limit during the UFC 131 weigh-in Friday -- although he didn't earn himself any Vancouver fans in the process.
A Massachusetts native, Florian (13-5) wore a Boston Bruins jersey to the scale just three hours before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals was scheduled to begin in Vancouver.
All 22 fighters made weight for Saturday's UFC 131 event, set to take place at Rogers Arena.
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos (12-1) came in at 239 pounds for his main event fight against late replacement Shane Carwin (12-1). Carwin, who replaced Brock Lesnar on the card, tipped the scale at 254 pounds.
"I feel great," dos Santos said, after weighing in. "I know Shane is a tough opponent. Someone is getting knocked out tomorrow. Remember guys, don't blink."
Also appearing on the main card, heavyweights John Olav (6-1) and Dave Herman (20-2) will each make their UFC debuts. Herman will forfeit a bit of size in the fight, weighing in at 233 pounds to Olav's 261.
Brett Okamoto covers mixed martial arts for ESPN.com.
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