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UFC 161 will have to produce yet another event poster. On Sunday, 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: Preliminary Card: (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 Main Card: (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

Update: Shogun vs. Chael a no-go for UFC 161; Possible Move to FOX Sports 1 debut in Boston

Here's the long and the short of it - • 6.2.13 (Sometime in the evening - eastern standard time) Globo, rough translation below, reports that Lil' Nog will be forced to withdraw from his rematch with 'Shogun' Rua:On his 37th birthday, the light-heavyweight Brazilian Rogerio Nogueira had to deal with an unpleasant situation: he will be forced to give up his rematch...

Chael Sonnen peportedly set to fight Shogun Rua – UPDATED

Seven weeks after being thrashed in the first round against Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen appears to be jumping right back into the octagon. A new report indicates that Sonnen will step in for injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on just two weeks notice to battle Shogun Rua at UFC 161.R

Chael Sonnen Replaces Nogueira at UFC 161, Will Fight Shogun Rua

Less than two months ago Chael Sonnen was on the business end of a Jon “Bones” Jones beat down and on the verge of retirement. Today Sonnen is in the Co-Main event ofJune 15th’s  UFC 161 against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Sonnen takes this fight with just 2 weeks to prepare for his opponent. Rua was scheduled to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-feature of UFC 161...

Shogun Rua off UFC 161 card, ‘will fight on a card soon’ after Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Chael Sonnen ruled out

It seems as though mixed martial arts (MMA) fans in Winnipeg, Canada, just can't seem to catch an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) break. UFC 161: "Barao vs. Wineland" appeared to be a sleeper pay-per-view (PPV) event, with an interim Bantamweight title on the line in the main event at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on June 15, 2013. However, Renan Barao...
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