Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has pulled out of UFC 161 that will take place at MTS Centre on June 15. He was schedule for a much anticipated rematch against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua but has cancelled due to a back problem.
This is the second major cancellation to UFC 161 in Winnipeg. The original main event was Renan Barao against Eddie Wineland, which was scrapped when Barao withdrew due to injury. That forced the UFC to elevate the original co-main event bout between Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans into the headlining position, and Shogun vs. Nogueira became the new co-main event.
No news yet on who will replace Nogueira (if the UFC can find one in such short notice).