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UFC 161 Made Official For Winnipeg, June 15; Rua-Nogueira II Announced

Tom Wright, who is in charge of the UFC’s Canadian division, announced that UFC 161 will indeed take place June 15 from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada during a press conference on Tuesday. The event had previously been reported as taking place.

Also, Wright confirmed that light heavyweights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will face off in a rematch several years in the making. Rua defeated Nogueira back in PRIDE.

No further matches were announced, but plenty have been rumored for the card, including Dan Henderson-Rashad Evans and Jake Shields-Tyron Woodley.

The card will take place from the MTS Centre and will be a pay-per-view event. Winnipeg will become the fifth Canadian city to hold a card.