renan-barao-18.jpgUFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is likely out of next month’s UFC 161 pay-per-view headliner with Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) due to a foot injury.

A UFC official today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Barao “probably” will be unavailable for the event. Tatame initially reported Barao as a definite no-go.

It’s not clear what the UFC would do as its Plan B. According to sources close to Barao, the fighter will undergo a medical exam on Monday, and it’ll ultimately determine his availability for the event.

UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg and is the promotion’s first visit to the Manitoba province in Canada. Already booked for the event’s main card are Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua and Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson.

Barao looked to defend his interim title for a second time as champion Dominick Cruz recovers from a knee injury. The fighter, who’s won 30 straight fights (and five straight in the UFC), defended it for the first in February with a submission win over Michael McDonald.

Wineland, a former WEC champion, recently fought his way back into title contention with back-to-back wins over veterans Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett.

The latest UFC 161 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)

For the latest on UFC 161, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Renan Barao)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bruno Pucci Happy to Bury 18-Month Injury Nightmare at ONE: Unbreakable Warriors

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

Brian Pucci looking to bury his 18-month injury nightmare with his second consecutive victory at Friday's ONE: Unbreakable Warriors. read news >>

UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 Appears to Have Broken UFC PPV Record

  • 17 days ago
  • 60 views

The UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 pay-per-view is trending to be the biggest grossing non-boxing event in pay-per-view history. read news >>

Make Your UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem Fight Picks | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 9 views

Make your UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem main card picks for Saturday's pay-per-view event in Cleveland, Ohio. read news >>

UFC Statement on CB Dollaway

  • 15 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC announced that CB Dollaway has had to withdraw from his scheduled bout at UFC 203 due to an injury he suffered last night as a result of an elevator accident at a hotel in Cleveland. read news >>

Daniel Cormier Irate if Jon Jones Fights Anthony Johnson with Interim Belt | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 287 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is not happy about the idea that Jon Jones could defend the interim title against Anthony Johnson in his return. read news >>

Reasons to watch Fight Night Brasilia on Saturday, Sept. 24

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 views

Cyborg's return to the Octagon, former champion Renan Barao, Roy Nelson vs Bigfoot Silva ... There are plenty of reasons to tune in to Fight Night this Saturday. read news >>

Conor McGregor Is the Biggest Draw in UFC History

  • 4 days ago
  • 8 views

The UFC has been a pay-per-view business since its inception, but it has never experienced a stretch of business as successful as it has in the last year. A company that broke the threshold of a mill read news >>

Gian Villante Injured, Off UFC New York Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 5 views

Gian Villante has been forced off of the UFC 205 fight card due to injury. read news >>

Barao looking to use home advantage Saturday

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 views

Renan Barao will fight Phillipe Nover in Brazil on Saturday, where he has not lost since 2005. The two will meet in the co-main event of Fight Night Brasilia on FS1. read news >>

Chris Eubank Jr. Relinquishes Title and Brags About Nick Blackwell Injury | FIGHTLAND

  • 2 days ago
  • 7 views

EPA Chris Eubank Jr. vacated his British middleweight title after suffering a “severe” elbow injury in a sparring session ahead of his defense against mandatory challenger Tommy Langford on 22 Octobe read news >>