A light heavyweight bout for UFC 161 was confirmed during a press conference announcing the event on Tuesday.
Tom Wright, the Director of Operations for the UFC’s Canadian division, announced the card for June 15 from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and the MTS Centre. It will be a pay-per-view event.
Wright would only confirm the Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira bout for the night, but promised more fights in the coming weeks.
So far, several have been linked to the card, including Dan Henderson-Rashad Evans and Jake Shields-Tyron Woodley.