A new bout has been added to the UFC 161 card as Dustin Pague (11-7) faces Yves Jabouin (18-8) in a bantamweight matchup. The event is set to take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on June 15.
UFC officials recently confirmed the new bout.
UFC 161 will feature a headline bout between current UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao and title challenger Eddie Wineland. The main card will air LIVE on PPV with the prelims expected to air on FX and Facebook.
Dustin Pague is currently on a two fight losing streak, most recently dropping a unanimous decision loss against Chico Camus at UFC 150 in August 2012. Prior to that he suffered a split decision loss to Ken Stone at UFC on FX 4 on June 22, but just weeks before that scored a first round submission victory over Jared Papazian at UFC on FX 3 on June 8. Pague will no doubt look to bounce back into the win column with a good performance against Jabouin.
Yves Jabouin last fought at UFC on FUEL TV 5 in September 2012, where he dropped a first round KO loss against Brad Pickett. Prior to that he had been on a three fight winning streak, defeating notable fighters such as Ian Loveland, Walel Watson and Jeff Hougland during 2011/2012. Jabouin now has the chance to get back onto the winning track with a big victory over Pague on June 15.
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