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UFC 161 Headed For Canada, Set To Feature Dan Henderson-Rashad Evans, Shogun Rua-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

A pair of interesting light heavyweight fights are in the works for the UFC’s scheduled Canadian card in June, according to

Dan Henderson would meet Rashad Evans, while Mauricio “Shogun” Rua gets Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 161.

Henderson (29-9) is coming off a loss to Lyoto Machida last month, while Evans (17-3-1) was dealt a second straight defeat at the hands of Nogueira.

Rua (21-7) defeated Nogueira (21-5) when they met in PRIDE back in 2005. He, however, is also coming off a loss, as Alexander Gustafsson bested him in late 2012.

Nogueira is the lone fighter who won his last match, as mentioned above when he earned a decision over Evans.

“Minotauro” could make a huge jump in the rankings with another win over a former champion, so this could be a big night for him.

The event is expected to be announced for Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada later this week.

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