UFC officials have announced that UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao will defend his title against Eddie Wineland in the main event of UFC 161.
A host of other UFC 161 fights have been announced recently, including a bout between Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans.
Barao (30-1, 1NC) is coming off his first successful defense of his interim title with a fourth round submission win over Michael McDonald in Febuary.
Wineland (20-8-1) has won back-to-back fights after losing back-to-back fights in his first two UFC bouts. Wineland was the first ever WEC bantamweight champion in 2006.
The event is set to take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, on June 15.
Also on the card:
- Shawn Jordan vs. Pat Barry
- Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei
- Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Shields
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