Main Event Booked for UFC Winnipeg
UFC Interim Bantamweight champion Renan Barao will face Eddie Wineland in the main event of UFC 161 in Winnipeg on June 15. Brett Okamoto, from ESPN, confirmed the news with Dana White and broke the news.
Barao (30-1) won his interim title at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta by beating Urijah Faber and is on an incredible 29 fight win streak. In his first title defense, Barao submitted Michael McDonald.
Barao’s opponent, Eddie Wineland (20-8), is on a two fight win streak. Wineland, who was the inaugural WEC Bantamweight champion back in 2006, has beaten Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett on his to this UFC title shot.
The main event fight joins a fight card that already includes Rashad Evans, Dan Henderson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Shogun Rua, and more.
Tickets for UFC 161 will go on sale on Friday, April 12 and presale for UFC 161 will be on Wednesday, April 10 for Fight Club members.