With Barao injured, Evans vs. Henderson to now headline UFC 161


Last week a report surfaced that UFC interim bantamweigth champion had been injured and would his title defense at UFC 161 was in jeopardy. UFC President Dana White later confirmed the report, but stated that Barao would be evaulated this Monday before any decision was made. Unfortuanetly it does seem as though Barao will have to bow out of the bout, which pushes a co-headline bout between Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson to the main event:

As MMAjunkie.com previously reported, UFC interim champ Renan Barao is injured and out of next month's UFC 161 event. With little time to find a suitable replacement, the night's co-feature between Rashad Evans (17-3-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC) and Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has been promoted to headlining status.

UFC officials today made the change. Evans vs. Henderson remains a three-round bout.

UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in the Canadian city of Winnipeg. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

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MartialArtsMixed site profile image  

5/22/13 6:13 PM by MartialArtsMixed

I don't want to see hashed fight after his loss to lil nog. It seemed like he didn't want to be there.

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5/22/13 4:28 PM by MasterofMartialArts

LOL Legit fucking funny

Señor Penis site profile image  

5/22/13 4:15 PM by Señor Penis

Going to be boring. Fuck. Rashad will not engage Hendo in a real fight ever.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

5/22/13 3:53 PM by Lazer MMA

If the Rashad of the last two shows up, he's getting KO'd. If the Shad of the Davis fight shows up, this is a tough one. Anyone know about Hendo current health at all BTW?

Lazer MMA site profile image  

5/22/13 3:47 PM by Lazer MMA

No he will cut. To MW

Lazer MMA site profile image  

5/22/13 3:46 PM by Lazer MMA

This is still a 3 rounder

beanouno site profile image  

5/22/13 3:24 PM by beanouno

If Rashad goes 0-3 do you think he'll be cut?

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5/22/13 2:29 PM by RattleCaT

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UK Rampage site profile image  

5/22/13 1:50 PM by UK Rampage

Rashed will not stand up with Hendo, and will not be able to wrestle fuck him for 5 rounds so I just see Rashad using his speed and cardio to jab and jog his way to a 5 round decision. Hendo will want to fight, Rashad will not. Much like Hendo vs Machida.

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5/22/13 12:55 PM by CLINTK9

yep, it is 2013, havent humans learned to not to take to heart EVERYTHING that ANYONE on the planet says? live your life and who gives a fuck what others say. if they are not in your face calling you fag geting ready to jump you who gives a fuck. life is too short to worry about a ug poster posting ghey in an mma forum thread. And I'd be one the 1st guys to jump in and help your twin if he was getting fucked with or jumped, but please for you and him, dont take to heart what some ugrs say on a fight forum.