UFC light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is out of his UFC 161 bout with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua due to an injury. The UFC is currently seeking a replacement for the UFC 161 co-headliner. Brazilian site GloboEsporte.com first reported the now confirmed injury.
The injury ruins a rematch that was years in the making for Rua and Nogueira. Finding a replacement for “Lil’ Nog” could be tough considering the timing of the injury.
UFC 161 takes place June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A light heavyweight pairing between former UFC champion Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson will headline the card. The card was set to be co-headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Nogueira and “Shogun” but that could change with the late switch.
UFC 161 Fight Card:
Main Card (Pay-per-view 10PM ET)
- Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
- TBA vs. Mauricio Rua
- Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic
- Patrick Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
- Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
Preliminary Card (FX 8PM ET)
- Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
- Sam Stout vs. James Krause
- Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
- Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson
Preliminary Card (Facebook 6PM ET)
- Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
- Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
- Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa