Found April 08, 2013 on
The 13-bout roster for “UFC 161: Barao vs. Wineland” has been finalized. And if it wasn’t understood before, realize now that the planet’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion is taking this female fighting thing very seriously.
Alexis Davis and Rosi Sexton, the third women’s scrap to take place inside the Octagon, will appear in the pay-per-view portion of the lineup. The bantamweights are following in the main card footsteps of Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Karmouche (UFC 157) and Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano (TUF 17 Finale).
The June 15 show features a bantamweight title tilt between (interim) champion Renan Barao (pictured) and Eddie Wineland. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira serve as the night’s co-main attraction.
Light heavyweights Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans receive third-to-top billing.
MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada hosts the festivities.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
John Maguire vs. Mitch Clarke
TJ Waldburger vs. Sean Pierson
Dustin Pague vs. Yves Jabouin
Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
Soa Palelei vs. Stipe Miocic
Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Eddie Wineland vs. Renan Barao (UFC bantamweight champion)
(Picture provided by Steven Houchin of Shotgun Images)
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“UFC 161: Barao vs. Wineland” takes place June 15 inside MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show today at 10AM CT.
A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Thursday, April 11 at 10AM CT. Psst, the top secret password is “CANADA.”
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The UFC is set to make its debut in another Canadian market in Winnipeg, Manitoba with an outstanding fight card headlined by Interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao taking on no. 4 ranked Eddie Wineland. The champ and title challenger are expected to take part in a special kick-off press conference live at 2pm today. UFC President Dana White along with Director of Canadian operations...