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Renan Barao off UFC 161 card

Renan Barao, from Brazil, weighs-in for UFC 149

Renan Barao, from Brazil, weighs-in for UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta. (July 20, 2012) Credit: AP

Renan Barao, the interim bantamweight champion while true champion Dominick Cruz has been sidelined with multiple knee injuries the past 18 months, is now injured and off the UFC 161 card in Winnipeg.

Barao (32-1) was scheduled to defend his title June 15 against Eddie Wineland.

Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson will now headline the UFC 161 pay-per-view card.

New York Sports