UFC 161: Miocic vs. Nelson moved to co-main event, Jimmo vs. Pokrajac bumped to main card

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

With Chael Sonnen/Mauricio Rua off the table, the injury-laden UFC 161 has undergone some significant changes to its bout order.

Now that we know Mauricio Rua is completely off of the UFC 161 PPV on June 15th, the UFC has lost both its original main event and co-main event in the span of 3 weeks. Predictably, this has led to some bout order re-shuffling. MMA Junkie reports that the UFC has promoted Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic to the night's co-main event, while Ryan Jimmo and Igor Pokrajac move from preliminary card to main card opener.

Just for the sake of comparison, let's take a look at the original fight lineup and then the current one:

UFC 161 Original Fight Card

Main Card:
Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland [Interim BW title]
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton

FX Card:
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei
Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac

Facebook Card:
Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
Sean Pierson vs. T.J. Waldburger
Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa

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UFC 161 Current Card

Main Card:
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
Stipe Miocic vs. Roy Nelson
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac

FX Card:
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
Sam Stout vs. James Krause
Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson
Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa

Facebook Card:
Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague

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