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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira withdraws from UFC 161 due to injury

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira withdraws from UFC 161 due to injury

The injury bug isn’t taking a summer vacation this year, as UFC light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been forced out of his UFC 161 match-up with Mauricio Rua due to a herniated disc. Though the card is scheduled to unfold on June 15 it appears the organization is seeking a replacement, perhaps looking to please fans already irked after interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao also recently withdrew for health-related reasons.

News of the situation was first reported by SporTV. It is unknown how long “Minotoro” will be out.

Nogueira is on a two-fight winning streak featuring Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans. He holds an overall record of 21-5.