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Stout, Jimmo, Clarke Get Home-Turf Tilts

Three Canadian fighters have been added to the UFC’s first-ever Winnipeg fight card. Edmonton’s Ryan Big Deal Jimmo will meet Igor The Duke Pokrajac in a battle of super-tough 205-pound sluggers at UFC 161 June 15.At 155 pounds, London, Ontario fan favorite Sam Hands of Stone Stout fights 14-3 Isaac Vallie-Flagg, whose 12-fight unbeaten streak extended into his UFC debut last month. Another Edmontonian, Mitch Danger Zone Clarke, will be Brit John The One Maguire’s first test at lightweight, as the Englishman has announced a drop down from 170 pounds.Canada’s 161 Fight Card Comes Together updated March 6update: A Canadian welterweight will also go to work when Toronto’s Sean The Punisher Pierson faces Texas’ submission specialist TJ Waldburger.previously:The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced its first”ever event in Winnipeg, Manitoba with UFC® 161. The event will take place on June 15, 2013, at the MTS Centre, a 15,000-seat venue that is home to the National Hockey League‘s Winnipeg Jets. The main event will feature a title fight, the seventh championship bout held in Canada in the last six events there. Coming off of an amazing submission win over Michael McDonald, interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao will put his belt on the line against number-four ranked UFC contender Eddie Wineland. Wineland is coming off of impressive wins over Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett and looks forward to facing a man with one of the most impressive unbeaten streaks in MMA.Two of Brazil’s best, top-ten ranked light heavyweights Rogerio Lil Nog Nogueira and Mauricio Shogun Rua, will also fight in a rematch of their legendary 2005 PRIDE matchup.   Also at light heavyweight, former PRIDE champion Dan Hendo Henderson will face former UFC champion Suga Rashad Evans.Two exciting heavyweight bouts have been booked for Winnipeg: Hard-hitting heavyweights Shawn The Savage Jordan and Pat HD Barry will fight, as will 9-1 Stipe Miocic, who faces Soa The Hulk Palelei. Palelei rides an eight-fight win streak into his UFC return bout.And finally — for now — Tyron The Chosen One Woodley will follow up his spectacular KO debut with a bout against former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields, who is returning to welterweight.

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