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Just hours after announcing the Octagon would be making its debut in Winnipeg at UFC 161, a light heavyweight scrap between Dan Henderson (pictured) and Rashad Evans was added to the June 15 lineup. UFC president Dana White said Monday that the bout would depend upon Henderson receiving medical clearance on his right hand. The 42-year-old was issued a six-month suspension for his haymaker following last month’s loss to Lyoto Machida. It appears Hendo obtained the doctor’s note he needed. Henderson had rattled off five straight wins prior to dropping a split decision defeat to “The Dragon.” Machida now advances to a 205-pound title tilt. Evans, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats. “Suga” has dropped consecutive decisions to reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones and Nogueira, respectively. The former champion had won four consecutive contests before embarking on his current skid. In addition, a heavyweight shootout between Soa Palelei and Stipe Miocic was confirmed for the event. MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada hosts the festivities. Here are the athletes expected to perform up north: Roland Delorme vs. TBD Soa Palelei vs. Stipe Miocic Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira


Rashad Evans vs Dan Henderson Confirmed for UFC 161

This fight has been rumored for about a week now and it is finally set.  Former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson will take on former UFC champion Rashad Evans.  This is a match up pitting two stars of the sport who are coming off lack luster losses in their last performance.  Both are looking to rebound and get back to title contention.  Another big light heavyweight...

News: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Official For UFC 161 In Winnipeg

The UFC has revealed the co-main event for the organizations highly anticipated debut in the province of Manitoba. Former TUF winner and UFC light-heavyweight champ Rashad Evans is scheduled to meet former PRIDE two-division champ Dan Henderson. The UFC announced the match-up on Tuesday afternoon.  Evans is riding the fight 2-fight losing streak in his entire professional career...

Dan Henderson down for heavyweight super fight

UFC veteran and former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson is looking to bounce back quick after a recent loss to Lyoto Machida. Henderson is so desperate for competition that he is willing to move up a weight class for a super fight at heavyweight.

Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans set for UFC 161

Medical clearances have been received and the UFC officially announced a big light heavyweight showdown for UFC 161. Former Strikeforce and Pride FC champion Dan Henderson will battle former UFC champion Rashad Evans in Canada on June 15.

‘Shogun’ vs. Nogueira Rematch Set for UFC 161, Henderson vs. Evans Likely

UFC president Dana White has confirmed with USAToday that a light heavyweight rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (pictured) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will go down at UFC 161. The June 15 event takes place inside MTS Centre in Winnipeg. The card marks the Octagon’s debut in the Canadian province of Manitoba. In addition, another 205-pound scrap with Dan Henderson and Rashad...

UFC 161 is slated for Winnipeg

USA Today is reporting that the UFC will make its debut in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 15 for UFC 161. The event will take place at the MTS Centre. The report by USA Today came from statements made by UFC President Dana White to the organization. They also announced that a pair of light heavyweight bouts pitting [...]

UFC 161

UFC 161 When: June 15th, 2013 Where: MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada How: Pay-Per-View (10PM ET/7PM PT) Who: Roland Delorme vs. TBD Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
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