Main Event Booked for UFC Winnipeg

Renan Barao (source: UFC_CA twitter)

Renan Barao (source: UFC_CA twitter)

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.

11 Responses to “ Main Event Booked for UFC Winnipeg ”

  1. blah says:

    Stacked card for a smaller city like Winnipeg…

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  2. QuinnFan says:

    Awful main event. Should’ve been a free event on fuel at least. Sean Quinn should be the main event, he would smash barao.

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  3. youknowwhoiam says:

    Well sean quinn had better at least get on that card! Mark and bobby get to work and get him on there

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  4. Sean Quinn says:


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  5. Tink's #1 Fan says:

    This card needs some TINK!


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  6. Gnp says:

    Is Eric Wilson vs Sean Quinn been rescheduled anywhere ? That’s an interesting fight

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  7. You guys have to be kidding. I love Quinn as much as one could love a hobbit. But even he wouldn’t think it would make sense to have him on this card.

    Eric Perez at Middleweight makes more sense.

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  8. cj says:

    who cares quinn is a bum and wilson should move down to 125

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  9. Tink's #1 Fan says:

    Marc quit being a hater.

    Put down the hater-aid.

    Get your hate panties out of a bunch.


    okay that last one didn’t work but…

    SEAN TINK QUINN would smash at UFC.

    That is all.

    not Donnie

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  10. Gnp says:

    I didn’t mean on a Ufc card…I would just like to see that fight happen…neither guy is even a top 10 fighter right now !….just would be a good fight….maybe both guys start climbing back up the ranks

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  11. brent says:

    Winnipegs been working long and hard to get a UFC event. The MTS centre is sure to be a sell out, which is good for the UFC and Winnipeg. Keep’em coming Dana!

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