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.