twitter google

UFC 161 Update: Nogueira Out, Replacement Sought

Mauricio

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

For the latest on UFC 161 and the latest UFC News, stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.

Search

Follow MMAFrenzy