How to Watch UFC 131 Online, on TV or at a Bar or on Your Phone

UFC 131 no longer features Brock Lesnar at the top of the card, instead Junior dos Santos faces off against Shane Carwin in a heavyweight #1 contender's bout at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The winner expects a shot against champion Cain Velazquez in the fall when the champ recovers from rotator cuff surgery. The main pay per view card starts at 9p.m. ET and features Carwin vs dos Santos, Kenny Florian vs Diego Nunes, Mark Munoz vs Demian Maia, Jon Olav Einemo vs Dave Herman and Donald Cerrone vs Vagner Rocha.

All of those fights will be on the main Pay Per View card starting at 9 p.m. ET. I highly recommend ordering the HD version on SBN sponsor Comcast if you're in a Comcast region. The Yahoo PPV stream is an alternative if you don't have a cable provider or are outside the USA. UFC.tv features multiple camera angles, multiple audio feeds, real-time DVR controls and a whole bunch of other stuff I haven't had the chance to try out. The full fight card is also available via via the UStream platform (at a cost of $44.99) to view the entire fight card top to bottom.

Two fights, Yves Edwards vs Sam Stout and Jesse Bongfeldt vs Chris Weidman will air on Spike TV at 8p.m. ET. The rest of the undercard will air on Facebook and YouTube starting at 5:50p.m. Facebook users can go to the UFC's Facebook page to see the fights for free. If you are a Facebook user, all you have to do is "Like" the UFC page and you can watch the preliminary card for free.

For the first time the UFC is making the preliminary fights available on the UFC's YouTube page or at Bloody Elbow via the stream below:

 

If you want to go out to a bar to see the main pay per view card (and probably the Spike TV fights as well) the UFC has a searchable database of bars showing UFC 131 sorted by location at bars.ufc.com. Just enter your zip code to find the bars closest to you. The results will show the bar's phone number so you can call ahead to find out information on cover prices and confirm that they're showing the card.

The UFC is also making the card available to for iPhone or iPad users who buy the UFC app from the iTunes app store. The app is $0.99 while the pay-per-view remains $44.99.

On Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET:

Shane Carwin vs. Junior dos Santos
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes
Mark Munoz vs. Demian Maia
Jon Olav Einemo vs. Dave Herman
Donald Cerrone vs. Vagner Rocha

On Spike at 8 p.m. ET:
Yves Edwards vs. Sam Stout
Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Chris Weidman

On Facebook/YouTube at 5:50 p.m. ET:
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Mike Massenzio
James Head vs. Nick Ring
Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young
Joey Beltran vs. Aaron Rosa
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Darren Elkins

 

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