Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans new UFC 161 main event with Renan Barao hurt

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It came down to "Hendo vs. Suga" and "Shogun vs. Lil' Nog." Did UFC promote the right 205-pound fight into the UFC 161 main event?

Well, that didn't take very long, now did it?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has a new, three-round main event for its upcoming UFC 161 pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 15, 2013.

Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans.

The two light heavyweight title contenders were promoted to the headlining spot when Renan Barao, who was originally slated to take on Eddie Wineland for the Interim Bantamweight Championship, tore a few ligaments in his foot and withdrew from the event.

See all the gory details here.

Henderson is coming off a dreadful split decision loss to Lyoto Machida in the UFC 157 co-main event earlier this year in Anaheim, California. "Hendo" spent most of the 15-minute bout trying to hunt down the elusive "Dragon," but the Brazilian stuck-and-moved his way to victory, punching his title shot ticket for sometime later in 2013 in the process.

We think.

Evans, meanwhile, dropped a lackluster decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156, allegedly "losing the desire and drive to compete," according to UFC President White. "Suga" chalked up the puzzling performance to a "mental issue," vowing to return stronger in his next appearance.

Somebody gets one step closer to the 205-pound title while the other goes to the back of the division line, perhaps for good.

Who ya' got?

To see the entire UFC 161 fight card and line up click here and for all the news, notes and other items of interest for "Henderson vs. Evans" click here.

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