Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland title bout will be the UFC 165 co-main event

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

It appears that Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland will fight after all, and it's scheduled for a Canadian card once again. They'll meet for the UFC interim bantamweight title at UFC 165 in Toronto.

Eddie Wineland can breathe a little sigh of relief - he got his title shot back. The ex-WEC champ was scheduled to face off with UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao in the main event at UFC 161, but Barao backed out with a foot injury. He's good to go now though, and the bout has been re-scheduled as the co-main event of UFC 166 in Toronto on September 21st. Sportsnet's Joe Ferraro has the news via twitter:

Barao (30-1-1, 1 NC) picked up the title by defeating Urijah Faber at UFC 149 last summer, and successfully defended it by submitting Michael McDonald at UFC on Fuel 7 earlier this year. Wineland (20-8-1) has picked up wins over Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett in his last two fights.

Regular champion Dominick Cruz still doesn't have a return date, so it's unclear if the winner of this bout will fight him a title unification bout.

The main event of UFC 165 sees UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his title against Alexander Gustafsson.

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