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UFC Makes Dan Henderson-Rashad Evans Official For UFC 161

The UFC’s June card in Winnipeg is setting up to be stacked from top to bottom, as officials confirmed Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans for UFC 161.

The card takes place June 15 from the MTS Centre. Henderson-Evans joins Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley, as previously announced fights.

None of the three, however, are scheduled to serve as the main event. The promotion still plans to announce that, and it could be UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s return from a torn labrum. Johnson was knocked out of a fight with John Moraga due to the injury, and has targeted June for his return.

Henderson (29-9) will be seeking a seventh UFC victory in 10 fights vs. Evans (17-3-1). Both men are coming off losses, as “Hendo” was topped by Lyoto Machida and “Suga” suffered a loss to Nogueira.

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