Winnipeg UFC main event scrapped due to Renan Barao injury

The main event on a June 15 UFC pay-per-view card in Winnipeg has been scrapped.

Renan Barao title defence axed for UFC 161 because of training injury

From left: Alexis Davis, Renan Barao, Tom Wright and Eddie Wineland visited Winnipeg in April to promote an upcoming UFC fight. The bantamweight matchup will now have to be replaced. (Angela Johnston/CBC)

The main event on a June 15 UFC pay-per-view card in Winnipeg has been scrapped.

The UFC has confirmed a bantamweight title defence by Renan Barao, who was to face No. 4 contender Eddie Wineland, is now off because Barao was injured during training.

There is no word yet on a replacement bout for UFC 161.

Other planned bouts include light-heavyweights Mauricio (Shogun) Rua against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Rashad Evans versus Dan Henderson.

Alexis Davis of Port Colborne, Ont., will also face Rosi Sexton from Manchester, England, in the first ever UFC women's bantamweight bout in Canada.

Lightweight Mitch (Danger Zone) Clarke of Saskatoon will fight England's John (The One) Maguire and light-heavyweight Ryan (Big Deal) Jimmo of Edmonton by way of Saint John, N.B., will face Croatia's Igor Pokrajac.