And just like that, UFC 161 and the fine folks in Canada have a new main event, as light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson replace interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland.
Barao suffered torn ligaments in his foot and was forced to remove himself from the June 15 card in Winnipeg.
Evans, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, enters looking to snap a two-fight losing skid to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Jon Jones. “Suga” is 17-3-1 in his MMA career.
Henderson, meanwhile, was defeated by Lyoto Machida earlier this year, dropping his overall record to 29-9. He has won four of his last five fights overall.
Barao is out of #UFC161 with an injury. Main event for 161 is now Evans vs Henderson.
— UFC (@ufc) May 21, 2013