When UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao was forced out of the main event at UFC 161, that left number one contender Eddie Wineland without an opponent. The UFC that a search for opponents was already underway, but the search didn’t yield an opponent for Wineland. It is now being reported that Wineland is officially off the UFC 161 bout list.
MMAJunkie was the first to report the story. They also noted that since Barao’s timetable for returning is still unclear, Wineland may not get the shot at the interim belt after all. UFC 161: Evans Vs Henderson takes place on June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In the main event, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans will take on former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson in a three round affair. UFC 161 will be the first time the UFC has held an event in Winnipeg.
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