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UFC 161 will have to produce yet another event poster. On Sunday, GloboEsporte.com announced Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been forced out of his June 15 rematch against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua with a herniated disc.
The UFC is currently scouring its roster for a suitable substitute to meet Shogun in the show’s co-featured attraction.
Just three weeks ago, interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao was forced out of the main event against Eddie Wineland, which bumped Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson into the card’s top spot.
MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada hosts the festivities.
Here is the night’s revised lineup:
(Facebook 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT)
Dustin Pague vs. Yves Jabouin
John Maguire vs. Mitch Clarke
Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Kenny Robertson vs. Sean Pierson
Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
Sam Stout vs. James Krause
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. TBD
Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans
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