Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland to main event UFC 161

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Bantamweight interim Champion Renan Barao is set to defend his belt against top contender Eddie Wineland at UFC 161, which was announced for Winnepeg, Canada on June 15th. The official news came from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto on Twitter:

Just confirmed with Dana White, Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland booked to headline UFC 161 in June.

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The event will mark the first time the UFC has visited Winnepeg, but it has staged several hugely successful events in Canada. This will be the second time Renan Barao will have defended his interm title, recently defeating top contender Michael McDonald. Wineland is on a 2-fight win streak, most recently defeating Brad Pickett by decision and knocking out perennial contender Scott Jorgenson before that.