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UFC 161 Update: Nogueira Out, Replacement Sought


UFC light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is out of his UFC 161 bout with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua due to an injury. The UFC is currently seeking a replacement for the UFC 161 co-headliner. Brazilian site first reported the now confirmed injury.

The injury ruins a rematch that was years in the making for Rua and Nogueira. Finding a replacement for “Lil’ Nog” could be tough considering the timing of the injury.

UFC 161 takes place June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A light heavyweight pairing between former UFC champion Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson will headline the card. The card was set to be co-headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Nogueira and “Shogun” but that could change with the late switch.

UFC 161 Fight Card:

Main Card (Pay-per-view 10PM ET)

  • Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
  • TBA vs. Mauricio Rua
  • Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic
  • Patrick Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
  • Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton

Preliminary Card (FX 8PM ET)

  • Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
  • Sam Stout vs. James Krause
  • Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
  • Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson

Preliminary Card (Facebook 6PM ET)

  • Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
  • Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
  • Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa

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