While UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones is set to fight Alexander Gustafsson later this fall, the UFC 161 main event between Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson could go a long way in determining the next contender for the title. It would be exciting to see the winner of this bout get set for a re-match with Lyoto Machida to determine the next No. 1 contender, but that is looking too far ahead.
Also on the card is heavyweight contender Roy “Big Country” Nelson who will be looking to continue his streak, but he faces a tough test in Stipe Miocic who is one of the most intriguing prospects in the division.
UFC 161 faced it’s fair share of shuffles on the fight card, but the promotion managed to hold it together and still put on an entertaining card that should leave fans pleased.
Here is all of the information you will need to catch the UFC 161 action:
Venue: MTS Centre
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
TV Info: PPV, FX, Facebook
Start time: 7 p.m. ET (Facebook), 8:00 p.m. ET (FX) and 10:00 p.m. ET (Pay-per view)
Stream: USTREAM, YouTube, UFC.tv, Facebook
And here is the night’s official fight card:
- Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
- Stipe Miocic vs. Roy Nelson
- Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
- Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
- Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
- Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
- James Krause vs. Sam Stout
- Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson
- Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
- Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
- Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
Tune in to FanSided.com throughout the night as we keep you updated on the latest results and news.