A couple of news items came out today that give us a clearer picture of the UFC's plans for early Summer. First Tatame.com reported that the UFC has secured verbal agreements from Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans to face each other on June 15.
Secondly, Joe Ferrarao, host of SportsNet's UFC Central program tweeted the following:
I can confirm the UFC will host an event at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 15th. More news forthcoming.— Joe Ferraro (@ShowdownJoe) March 4, 2013
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley is also rumored for this card.
Both men are coming off decision losses in lackluster fights. Henderson (29-9, 6-3 UFC) is coming off a loss at UFC 157 to Lyoto Machida. Evans (17-3-1, 12-3-1 UFC) lost to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156.