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Crews work to finish assembling the UFC octagon in Toronto on Friday, December 9, 2011. (Pawel Dwulit/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Crews work to finish assembling the UFC octagon in Toronto on Friday, December 9, 2011. (Pawel Dwulit/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Renan Barao title defence axed for UFC 161 because of training injury Add to ...

The main event on a June 15 UFC pay-per-view card in Winnipeg has been scrapped.

The UFC has confirmed a bantamweight title defence by Renan Barao, who was to face No. 4 contender Eddie Wineland, is now off because Barao was injured during training.

There is no word yet on a replacement bout for UFC 161.

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Other planned bouts include light-heavyweights Mauricio (Shogun) Rua against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Rashad Evans versus Dan Henderson.

Alexis Davis of Port Colborne, Ont., will also face Rosi Sexton from Manchester, England, in the first ever UFC women’s bantamweight bout in Canada.

Lightweight Mitch (Danger Zone) Clarke of Saskatoon will fight England’s John (The One) Maguire and light-heavyweight Ryan (Big Deal) Jimmo of Edmonton by way of Saint John, N.B., will face Croatia’s Igor Pokrajac.

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