With the card's original main and co-main events scrapped because of injuries, the company's brass had to improvise significantly to avoid cancelling UFC 161 tonight at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Renan Barao and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira each suffered injuries and were forced to pull out of their previously scheduled main and co-main events bouts against Eddie Wineland and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, respectively.
However, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, along with company president Dana White, refused to allow another UFC 151-like debacle to sabotage UFC 161. Instead, Silva and White restructured the card at the last second, putting together several enthralling fights that will make the event pay-per-view worthy.
Here are three can't-miss scraps to will take place at UFC 161.