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Shane Carwin vs. Junior dos Santos

Main Event | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Junior dos Santos defeats Shane Carwin via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Junior "Cigano" dos Santos
Mmaweekly large Shane "The Engineer" Carwin

dos Santos
Decision
Round 3

Junior dos Santos Shane Carwin

"Cigano" "The Engineer"

12-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-1-0
Climbed to 13-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-2
-165 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +140 (Slight Underdog)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil   Fighting out of   Denver, Colorado
27 years, 4 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   36 years, 5 months
239.0 lbs (108.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   254.0 lbs (115.2 kgs)
6'4" (193cm)   Height   6'2" (188cm)
77.0" (196cm)   Reach   80.0" (203cm)
Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now   Walkout Music   Eminem - 'Till I Collapse
Nova União   Gym  
UFC 131
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 131: Carwin vs. Dos Santos
  • Date: Saturday 06.11.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 12 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Carwin Total Disclosed Pay: $40,000
  • dos Santos Total Disclosed Pay: $200,000
  • Event Links:

Carwin vs. dos Santos Wiki Update Wiki

The main event of UFC 131 featured Shane Carwin taking on Junior Dos Santos in a critical heavyweight top contender matchup. Dos Santos was originally slated to take on Brock Lesnar for the right to fight champion Cain Velasquez, but was slotted in against Shane Carwin after Lesnar withdrew due to an ongoing serious stomach disease. Both Carwin and Dos Santos entered the fight with matching 12-1 records.


The fighters came out carefully with no strikes thrown for the first forty seconds. Carwin shot for a single leg and pressed Dos Santos against the fence. Dos Santos did a nice job spinning free after absorbing little damage. Dos Santos landed a single right hand and backed away. Junior came forward with a couple left-hand jabs and was able to back away before Carwin could land. The jab from Dos Santos continued to help keep Carwin at bay, though Carwin was able to duck under a punch, grab a single leg and wrestle Dos Santos to the mat. Dos Santos was agile and easily able to slip up and get back to his feet. The excellent jab enabled Dos Santos to land a big right hand, dropping Carwin. Dos Santos swarmed all over his hurt opponent, blasting away with power punches and hammerfists on the ground. Referee Herb Dean looked to be on the verge of stopping the fight but Carwin somehow managed to hold on and survive until the first round bell.


Dos Santos flicked a head kick to start the second round. Carwin looked to have recovered somewhat as Dos Santos barely missed with a big uppercut. An inside low kick from Dos Santos was followed by more left jabs and a nice body shot. Carwin came forward with a solid low kick but it was the only strike he had connected with in some time. A few moments later Carwin was able to press forward and land a good punch, forcing Dos Santos to remain very careful in each exchange. A left head kick from Dos Santos connected solidly on Carwin but the massive American seemed unfazed. Dos Santos swung for the fences in the final ten seconds and seemed well ahead on the scorecards against a still dangerous Carwin.


Round three saw Carwin drive forward for a single leg and work Dos Santos to the ground, but Dos Santos immediately used the cage to stand back up and break free of Carwin's grip. Dos Santos carefully picked his spots to attack, wary of the power and takedowns of Carwin. Dos Santos landed a jab followed up by a big left hook, though Carwin stayed in the fight throughout. Dos Santos continued to pick him apart over the next two minutes, battering Carwin's already bloodied face. Referee Herb Drean paused the fight to let the doctor look at the damage, and the fight restarted with a minute left. Junior surprisingly changed levels and landed a takedown. Carwin made it back to his feet and ate a big pair of shots. Dos Santos powered forward for one more takedown with seconds left, was partially stuck in a guillotine choke, and the horn sounded.


The judges scored the bout 30-27, 30-27, and 30-26 in favor of the winner, Junior Dos Santos. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Dos Santos commented, "Like I said I'm training wrestling now, so be careful my opponents... Much respect for Cain Velasquez, but Cain I'm coming for you!"

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:19 PM ET
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Carwin vs. dos Santos Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 783  
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Carwin vs. dos Santos Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Nos tivemos uma boa conferencia do UFC Rio hoje, o comeco de uma grande evolucao do MMA aqui pra gente
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We got a great UFC Rio conferece today.
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Just a few hundred more followers for the next @HEADRUSHBRAND prize. I am trying to follow you if you follow them. Keep it up.
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Next Free Tee given away when @HEADRUSHBRAND reaches 4600 followers 1/4600 odds. Keep following.
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Only 25 more followers for @HeadRushBrand the 1st tee shirt give away.
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Today I get to go to the doctor to get my face looked at, the CT scan in CA was inconclusive due to swelling. Wish me luck!
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only 300 more followers needed for @HEADRUSHBRAND for the 1st tee shirt give away. 1 and 3600 is your odds of winning.
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so at 3600 followers we will pick a follower from @HEADRUSHBRAND to win a free Carwin Tee. Easy #contest.
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I have 5 @HEADRUSHBRAND Carwin Tees I want to give away. For every 1000 followers HeadRush gets I randomly give a tee to 1 of their follows
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I had to toss out my pain pills they make you feel worse then the pain.
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Checking out "Post UFC 131 Contest" on Dollamur Martial Arts: http://ning.it/iq2Abg EASY to win and 10 winners will b selected
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@RamseyNijem thanks my friend I hope everything is ok with you. Take care
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Lets help raise some money and awareness for this little guy, he needs us, http://ning.it/dKymz4
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My newest endorsement deal is likely going to be from a company like this http://ow.ly/5gIHo
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The @UFC said they are stopping production on the Shane Carwin Bobble Head because I would not move my head at #UFC131
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Bom dia pessoal! Estou em Los Angeles resolvendo umas coisinhas, mas amanha ja estou voltando pro Brasil, nada como nossa terrinha
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Thanks to my sponsors http://t.co/R5mcxFl via @youtube @Ingrainedmedia
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@junior_cigano Congrats Junior and best of luck on your title shot. You are a beast. #UFC131
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RT @headrushbrand: Were so proud of you @ShaneCarwin you went to WAR and took him to the end. Your a champ to us. thanks for everything
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Here is my post fight #UFC131 blog. Thank you for the support. @UFC @IngrainedMedia @HeadRush http://ning.it/klgi9d
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party with me after UFC 131 at Gossip Night Club (750 Pacific blvd) right beside Roger Arena for tix 6043193804
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Thank you to the great people of #Vancouver thanks for having us. #UFC131 tonight and The Stanley Cup is yours by Wed.. @VanCanucks @UFC
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Good Morning #CarwinArmy! Today is the day we have all been waiting for. #UFC131
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http://twitvid.com/DYIQL
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Happy Birthday @MMAAdvertising we appreciate all of your hard work. Wish him well #carwinarmy.
17 hours
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Thanks sir! "@TheRock: Countdown is on! @junior_cigano and @ShaneCarwin. I've got great respect for both UFC warriors. F'n fired up!"
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I'm watching the hockey game Vancouver canucks vs Boston bruins
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Also, Thank You to @KalapekiJoes @GunStore @GunStoreChris @MicrotechCEO @RevGear - Video of my Shorts & Banner - http://bit.ly/Carwin131
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Video of my #UFC131 Shorts & Banner. http://bit.ly/Carwin131 Thank you - @headrushbrand @MicroTechBuzz @HeadBlade @JameyJasta @MalibuBoats
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I slept in and had the five o clock shadow on parts of my head. Minutes later I was bald. Thanks @HeadBlade. Best shave.
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Steven Segal taught me how to weigh in like that #Justsayin
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4 hours to weigh ins and I am feeling great. No cutting weight just completely relaxed. Lets do this #UFC131 @CarwinArmy is on my Tee
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Okay where can I get @Good4UDrinks here in BC? I am in their home town and that makes me thirsty.
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Theme for UFC star Shane Carwin's high school grad? What not to wear http://t.co/k8YiojA #UFC131
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I thought we were in court with all of the fighters in suits at the #UFC131 press conference.
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Check this video out -- http://t.co/PqFdccu @TheGunStore @HEADRUSHBRAND @MalibuBoats @HeadBlade @RevGear @MicroTechBuzz @JameyJasta
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Check this video out -- The Making Of my 131 Fight Shorts http://t.co/PqFdccu via @youtube Thank You @IngrainedMedia and @MMAOverload
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Junior is right about expecting to be getting taken down, by my left or right hand. #UFC131
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d: @ingrainedmedia is the PR going tonight?
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Check out: UFC 131: Shane Carwin Live Chat -- Back On http://t.co/YAkqjhM via @AOL
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Take a look on my hotel room key http://yfrog.com/h7ux5sej
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I'm going to open workout right now see you guys there
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Mr @DanaWhite and Donna helped me make it two winners. So @B3LI3VE1 you are coming to #UFC131. @UFC just sent you a DM TY @IngrainedMedia
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In Vancouver and ready for a fight http://t.co/f9freTn my @Yahoo #UFC131 blog Installment II @UFC
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Who is coming to the weigh ins? #UFC131.
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Good morning everyone. #Vancouver is an incredibly beautiful place. If you have not seen it yet you should. #GOCANUCKS
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Boa noite pessoal/ good night everybody
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Thanks my canadians fans my first day in vancouver was great. See you all tomorrow
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you can see I use @TRXtraining http://youtu.be/Fvc4BroZrkQ (non-sponsored supporter)
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video link http://youtu.be/Fvc4BroZrkQ this is the next #contest. a fan gets to take Trevors spot.
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Next #contest is one lucky fan takes Trevors place http://www.youtube.com/user/officialbudlight#p/f/0/Fvc4BroZrkQ
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Already in vancouver! http://yfrog.com/hsn32apj
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@demianmaia aquilo mesmo rssrs
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I just arrive in vancouver.
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Try this one. See you soon Vancouver. http://on.fb.me/Airport131
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My first attempt at using Lockerz was a fail, apparently they now require you to register to see the images. That was my first & last try.
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See you soon Vancouver. http://lockerz.com/photos/108574563
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Dana White's UFC 131 vlog #1: Bisping & Mayhem predict JDS vs. Carwin - MMA News: http://t.co/8bakj13 via @AddThis @danawhite @UFC #UFC131
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#BOOM the @UFC just approved me putting a tribute to the Armed Forces on my banner. Thank you Mr. Mersch @DanaWhite
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I think everyone assumes I am an air marshall, why else would someone so mean and battered looking be traveling.
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If I use my @UFC height I am closer to the right BMI. Right now I am 70 pounds bigger then I should be. LOL at BMI
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I am at the security check in you wanna bet they do not pat me down? #TSA
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According to the Body Mass Index I am Obese.
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My "Legalize MMA in New York" Blog @UFC #MMA #NEWYORK #A04146A please RT #CarwinArmy http://ning.it/jAm6L6
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post your #UFC131 entries on shane-carwin.com fpr the free tickets
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Checking out "Two More Tickets" on Shane Carwin Fan Community: http://ning.it/iZtQSk
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Help me thank @RevGear for #sponsoring me at #UFC131
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Check this video out -- Here We Go: Camp Carwin - Episode 3 - Shane the Engineer http://t.co/qzK0h6a via @youtube For my fellow Engineers!
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B4 we get lost in #UFC131 hype lets all send some good thoughts to @DCBrockLesnar as this should be his time. Here is to a speedy recovery.
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Ha my wife just removed me from packing duties.
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Big thank you to @MicrotechBuzz and @MicrotechCEO for bringing some wounded heros to #UFC131. I am blessed to have a sponsor like this.
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Win free #UFC131 tixs find out more on Shane Carwin Fan Community: http://ning.it/j7eFXu @UFC #MMA @CARWINARMY
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Check it out everyone. www.tvweekonline.ca/tvweekmagazine
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http://t.co/cprMt8K via @UFC If this promo doesn't get you pumped for #UFC 131 nothing will
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Checking out "Two More Tickets" on Shane Carwin Fan Community: http://ning.it/j7eFXu
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Boa noite pessoal e se cuidem
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Have you all a good night and take care
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Tomorrow I'll be flying to vancouver I can't wait to get there
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If you need to elevate your sexiness http://www.headrushbrand.com/en/checkout/Details/227/32/mens-premium/shane-carwin-signature
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I will pick the next winner on Tuesday so you can plan your travels. #UFC131 Ticket giveaway
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Checking out "Two More Tickets" on Shane Carwin Fan Community: http://ning.it/j7eFXu
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Next #Contest for #UFC131 Tickets. @UFC http://ning.it/j7eFXu
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I am going to give away 2 more tickets because I love the Carwin Army. Just need to figure out what we need to do to win them #contest
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The random winner of the #UFC131 tickets is @marshallm174 thanks for tweeting #UFC131
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The Monster Blog: Ready for my second chance http://t.co/SjyyVKQ Here is my Blog I wrote for Yahoo. Thoughts?
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Is Vancouver #REDDRAGONS country? @Ellismate?
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The winner of the tickets will be randomly selected so the more #UFC131 you tweet the more entries you get.
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#ClayGuida is trending but #UFC131 is not. I guess we will just wait until tomorrow to give those free #UFC tixs away.
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@RamseyNijem look up and keep on going. Great future ahead
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@RamseyNijem I'm really proud of you my friend you did a excellent job and your stand up looked great
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No
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@RamseyNijem surpriendendo na trocacao
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# TEAMDOSSANTOS @RamseyNijem right now on live
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Thanks I'm trying
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I just did the interview. It's not easy in english
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Pay attention on this guy @maldonadomma
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@maldonadomma vamos la fiao tras essa pra gente.
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Watching TUF Finale with some friends at home / em casa assistindo o TUF Finale com alguns amigos http://yfrog.com/h0pxjcgmj
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Pay attention guys when I appear talking about my fight let me know how was my interview. Ok?
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"@PaulaSack: 1a luta, card principal: Cope x O'Neil" they are both from lesnar's team
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TUF finale right now on tv. Let's cheering for #teamdossantos guys
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@RamseyNijem let's do it brow
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Got my @HEADRUSHBRAND Carwin tees in the mail today. They look awesome. Thank you HeadRush.
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http://ow.ly/i/cuUD My Father-in-Law buit this for Lexi and she is at the Car Show showing it. Good times.
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The @ufc production team is here. Junior and I will be on tonights fight.
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Today I did my last sparring training and I'm feeling great ready to knock someone out
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Here is to hoping the Canucks bring home the Stanley Cup #NHL set the pace for the Carwin Army
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Keep the #UFC131 Tweets coming the more you tweet it the more chances you have to win the tickets.
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RT @BigBlack_Boykin: Thanks to Dana White Big Black Will be in Vancouver for UFC 13! DOWORK Shane Carwin! see u at the party
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Check this video out -- Here We Go: Camp Carwin - Episode 6 - The Punch http://t.co/g8yOikY via @youtube #UFC131 @CampCarwin
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My new twitter icon is my @HEADRUSHBRAND Signature Tee #UFC131
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http://t.co/kgyskv9 via @UFC Tweet #UFC131 to get free tickets to this amazing card
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http://ow.ly/i/crM9 since @titoortiz went for best undressed here is my attempt at winning best dressed @headrushbrand #ufc131
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Amanha galera todos torcendo pelo @RamseyNijem no TUF FINALE/ everyone cheering for @RamseyNijem on TUF FINALE #teamdossantos
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Antes desse luta claro! Before this fight off course!
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Saindo pro ultimo treino de jiu jitsu no Brasil / I'm going to my last jiu jitsu training here in Brazil, next week I'll be in vancouver
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I will pick my #UFC131 winner on Sunday or if we can get #UFC131 trending I will pick two winners (4 tickets total) as soon as it trends.
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Checking out "The OFFICIAL UFC 131 Shane Carwin Afterfight Party" on Shane Carwin Fan Community: http://ning.it/dWkTaL
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Those offering me your nuts for #UFC131 tickets are on the extreme side of things. Keep your body parts please.
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Keep the #UFC131 tweets coming. Someone is getting free tickets. Let's get this trending #CarwinArmy.
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One Time At #CampCarwin..... #UFC131 you finish the tweet best answer gets a signed 8x10
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I WANT #UFC131 tickets. Great card Great time and you get to come to my after party VIP style.
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Wow @titoortiz really setting the bar high for "creative" Tweets. I guess the @UFC Social Media #Contest is on. Who is topping that?
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I want the tickets #UFC131 since so few are entering. How about I will meet the winners on Sunday for a few minutes?
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So no one wants to see me and Junior fight? #UFC131
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If you would be interested in section 115 seats tweet #UFC131 back at me I will try to pick a winner. Not sure if anyone wants them...
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I have some tickets I am going to give away to #UFC131 not sure if anyone even would be interested....
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@RamseyNijem good luck my friend I really believe you will win this fight I'm cheering for it
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@RamseyNijem I'm looking forward to see you in action again. believe in yourself and remember when you take his back the fight is over right
9 days
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Checking out "Here We Go: Camp Carwin - Episode 5 - Training Partners" on Shane Carwin Fan Community: http://ning.it/k8QUkn
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When does Sons of Anarchy start up again?
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