Ok so tonight’s UFC 161 doesn’t have the interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao or the light heavyweight rematch between Shogun Rua and Antônio Rogério Nogueira. What tonight’s UFC 161 does have though are two former light heavyweight champions in the main event and a heavyweight bout that should bring fireworks.
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The UFC had wanted to make a big splash on its first trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with UFC 161 and its interim bantamweight title fight. Unfortunately though, injuries to Renan Barao and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira spoiled those plans and completely reshaped the main card.
Injuries have done some serious harm to the UFC 161 fight card, yet the show must go on, and with replacements found where possible, we’ve got a pretty serious event lined up. The main event of Barao vs. Wineland scrapped, we have a fight of champions bumped up into the main card spot, as Rashad Evans takes on Dan Henderson.
Next Month’s UFC 161 suffered a major loss this past weekend when the night’s main event was scratched and replaced by the co-main event. In an attempt to bolster the main card, a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic was added. The side effects of the resulting turn of events have currently left two fighters on the UFC 161 bench.
The month of September was a tough month to endure for MMA fans as not one but two ZUFFA events were canceled. What was a stacked month of MMA quickly became an average month and the chance to turn the calendar to October could not come fast enough.
The fans in Nottingham, England showed up for UFC on FUEL TV 5 early and they were rewarded with a solid fight card. The card was filled with hometown favorites, including Dan Hardy who lives within walking distance of the Capital FM Arena but the crowd made all the fighters fill at home.
This morning MMA fans are in for a little treat with the completely free UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic fight card. Fans don’t often get UFC fights this early in the morning but with the promotion in Nottingham, England the prelims are set to set at approximately 10am PT / 1pm ET and the main card will air of FUEL TV starting at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.
All but one of the 22 fights on the UFC on FUEL TV 5 card made weight today in Nottingham, England. The lone fight was welterweight DaMarques Johnson who took the fight on short notice and was unable to make the agreed upon weight of 175 pounds.