On Saturday, June 15, the UFC will hold UFC 161 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The night’s main event will feature a light heavyweight clash between former UFC champion and Ultimate Fighter winner Rashad Evans and former Pride FC and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson. Each fighter is looking for a win to vault them back into title contention in the 205-pound division.

Also on the main card, another TUF winner, Roy Nelson, will look to move one step closer to a title shot as he takes on hard-hitting Stipe Miocic in the co-main event. A women’s bantamweight contest between Alexis Davis and Rosi Sexton will serve as the swing bout of the pay-per-view card while heavyweights Pat Barry and Shawn Jordan will lock horns and Canadian Ryan Jimmo battles Igor Pokrajac.

The 11-fight event will kick off at 7 p.m. ET with two bouts streaming on the promotion’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Four additional bouts will follow on FX at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight pay-per-view main card starting at 10 p.m. ET.

Below is an interview with Evans (via the UFC).

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
Stipe Miocic vs. Roy Nelson
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
FX Preliminary Card
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
James Krause vs. Sam Stout
Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson
Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
YouTube Preliminary Card
Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague

Photo: Rashad Evans (James Law/Heavy MMA)

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