Winner of Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin Granted Immediate Title Shot

UFC President, Dana White has revealed that the winner of the UFC 131 main event bout between number one contender, Junior dos Santos and his new opponent, Shane Carwin will be the next in line to face current UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez in four to five months time, possibly at UFC 136 rumoured for Houston, Texas on October 8th, 2011.

The President of the Las Vegas based promotion revealed the news at the UFC 131 pre-fight press conference and although he wasn’t specific about a date it would make all the sense in the world to have it the weekend of UFC 136 since there is a fan expo planned for that same event.

It was announced at the end of 2010 that Velasquez had suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and was expected to be sidelined for at least 6–8 months. The injury was expected to undergo a surgical repair and extensive therapy following his win over then champion, Brock Lesnar last October and his rehab and recovery has taken several months since.

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