UFC 161 is official for June 15th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the fight lineup is now complete. Once again there are a total of 13 fights on the card, and in a rather pleasant surprise, Alexis Davis and Rosi Sexton will open up the PPV broadcast. Renan Barao's interim bantamweight title defense against Eddie Wineland caps the evening. Light-heavyweights Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira renew their epic PRIDE battle from 8 years ago, while Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans both look to bounce back from disappointing defeats.
The FX preliminary card features Tyron Woodley against Jake Shields plus the return of Soa Palelei to the UFC as he fights Stipe Miocic. Submission specialist T.J. Waldburger against Sean Pierson is one of four bouts on Facebook.
Tickets go on sale April 12th, and prices range from $50 to $500. The UFC will hold a press conference on April 10th, which Bloody Elbow will cover for you live at 2 PM ET.
Main Card (PPV)
Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland
Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans
Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
Preliminary Card (FX)
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei
Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
T.J. Waldburger vs. Sean Pierson
Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa