As reported by MMAjunkie.com, Â Earlier today UFC officials confirmed that the planned bout between Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans would be bumped up from Co-Main Event to Main Event status at the upcoming UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Canada. Both Light-heavyweights are looking to get back into the mix at 205. Â Henderson saw his title shot at UFC 151 disappear Â to a training injury and saw his title hopes slide even farther from his grasp with a decision loss to Lyoto Machida earlier this year. Evans has lost his last two fights: the first to the Champ, Jon Jones, and the second to Lil Nog affectionately referred to as Lil Nog, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
The switch was brought about due to a training injury suffered by interim Bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Â The interim champ was set to make the second defense of his interim title against Eddie Wineland when he injured his knee in training. Â Barao is focusing on his recovery and hopes to continue his 30 fight win streak when healthy again. Â There has been no word from the UFC on a plan B for Eddie Wineland.
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