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  1. Default Interim champ Renan Barao 'probably' out of UFC 161 main event with injury

    Interim champ Renan Barao 'probably' out of UFC 161 main event with injury | News

    UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is likely out of next month's UFC 161 pay-per-view headliner with Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) due to a foot injury.

    A UFC official today told (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps) Barao "probably" will be unavailable for the event. Tatame initially reported Barao as a definite no-go.

    It's not clear what the UFC will do as its Plan B.

    UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg and is the promotion's first visit to the Manitoba province in Canada. Already booked for the event's main card are Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua and Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson.

    Barao looked to defend his interim title for a second time as champion Dominick Cruz recovers from a knee injury. The fighter, who's won 30 straight fights (and five straight in the UFC), defended it for the first in February with a submission win over Michael McDonald.

    Wineland, a former WEC champion, recently fought his way back into title contention with back-to-back wins over veterans Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett.

    The latest UFC 161 card now includes:

    MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
    • Eddie Wineland vs. TBA
    • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
    •Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
    •Patrick Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
    •Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton

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

    PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
    •Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
    •Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson
    •Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
    •Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
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    Urijah Faber steps in, beats Wineland, becomes Interim-Interim BW champion, realizing this is the closest he will come to being a champ now that the 2 guys who he cant beat, are out with injuries.

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    Feb 2008
    Memphis Area


    Hopefully he wasn't on a motorcycle. Dana hates motorcycles.

    Kevo's response regarding Jon Jones' toe injury:
    Quote Originally Posted by Trodden View Post
    At what point did the injury occur?
    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    The part where his big toe does a backflip

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    Nog vs Shogun 5 rounds please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded Big Country View Post
    Nog vs Shogun 5 rounds please
    YES! Couldn't agree more, I've got my ticket!! Can't wait!

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    i honestly dont think barao being out will hurt this card too much, most will be ordering for the hendo/evans and nog/shogun fights anyways

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    It's a great card but sucks for Wineland that he's still on in a non-title fight. I suppose it's a bit different as it's an interim title, but I don't like injuries completely eliminating a title fight instead of postponing it.

    That said, I think DW should bring in Pettis to fight for the interim-interim 135 belt.

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    Last edited by Cat--Smasher; 05-21-2013 at 09:45 PM.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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