The event will take place on June 15 and will be hosted by Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the MTS Centre.
Barao (32-1, 1NC) has gone 31 straight fights without a loss (30 wins, 1 no contest). He took out Michael McDonald in his last outing, winning via fourth round arm triangle choke.
Wineland (20-8-1) has won back-to-back fights against tough opposition in Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett and looks to hold championship gold once again with a win over Barao.
The co-main event will consist of a light heavyweight bout between Antonio Rogerio Nogueria and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The fight is a rematch from their instant classic that took place in PRIDE back in 2005 in which Rua won via decision.
Also, top light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson will lock horns in hopes of getting back into title contention after coming off losses in their respective fights.
Tickets for UFC® 161: BARAO vs. WINELAND go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. CT and are priced at $500, $350, $250, $150, $90 and $50. Tickets will be available at the MTS Centre box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1.855.985.5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
The entire UFC 161 main card is below:
- Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
- Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
- Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
- Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
- Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
- Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flag
- Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei
- Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
- Sean Pierson vs. T.J. Waldburger
- Mitche Clarke vs. John Maguire
- Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
- Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
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