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Fans wait in anticipation for UFC 161 to get underway at the MTS Centre Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Yves Jabouin (left) survives a rear naked choke by Dustin Pague, going on to win a split decision in their bantam-weight fight to open UFC 161 in Winnipeg Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A sell-out crowd at the MTS Centre screamed and booed for and against fighters at UFC 161. There were also shouts of
Mitch Clarke (left) hits John Maguire with a head kick during their lightweight bout at UFC 161 in Winnipeg Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Mitch Clarke (left) and John Maguire exchange blows. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
A sell-out crowd at MTS Centre cheers for Winnipeg fighter Roland Delorme. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg's Roland Delorme enters to face Edwin Figueroa. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Roland Delorme (top) grapples with Edwin Figueroa. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Roland Delorme lands a blow on Edwin Figueroa. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg's Roland Delorme is announced the winner of his fight against Edwin Figueroa. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
UFC fans cheer for Roland Delorme after he won in a unanimous decision. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Marc-Andre Drolet, an MMA writer, is emotional after asking Kathy Spinks to marry him at the centre of the octagon. She said yes. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Sean Pierson eats a left hand by Kenny Robertson during their welterweight bout. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Welterweight Kenny Robertson (left) lands a right hook on Sean Pierson. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Sam Stout (left) takes down James Krause during their lightweight bout. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Tyron Woodley (right) rocks Jake Shields with a spinning back fist during their welterweight fight. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Heavyweight Shawn Jordan (left) lays into Pat Barry. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Fans cheer (and jeer) the fighters. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Heavyweight Shawn Jordan does a backflip after defeating Pat Barry. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Alex Davis (right) hits Rosi Sexton with an elbow during their bantamweight bout. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Alex Davis, right, fires a right hand at Rosi Sexton during their bantamweight bout. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Octagon girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer keeping busy during UFC 161. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Ryan Jimmo's right hook connects to the face of Igor Pokrajac during their light heavyweight bout. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Igor Pokrajac laughs during his fight with Ryan Jimmo. Jimmo won the Light Heavyweight bout in a unanimous decision. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Ryan Jimmo lays into Igor Pokrajac during during their light heavyweight bout. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Ryan Jimmo does the robot with Avery Kelleher, 6, following Jimmo's victory over Igor Pokrajac. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Roy Nelson (right) lands a heavy right on Stipe Miocic during their heavyweight bout. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Stipe Miocic (right) hits Roy Nelson during their heavyweight bout. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Roy Nelson gets a knee to the head in the third round of his heavyweight bout against Stipe Miocic. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Stipe Miocic celebrates his victory over Roy Nelson. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The crowd gets pumped up for the main event light heavyweight bout between Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rashad Evans ready to square off against Dan Henderson. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Dan Henderson (left) takes a shot from Rashad Evans. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rashad Evans drives Dan Henderson to the mat. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Rashad Evans celebrates his decision win over Dan Henderson. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Joe Rogan interviews Rashad Evans after his decision win over Dan Henderson. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Dan Henderson takes a minute to meet with Avery Kelleher, 6, from Belleville, Ont., following Henderson's loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 161 (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Fans wait in anticipation for UFC 161 to get underway at the MTS Centre Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Yves Jabouin (left) survives a rear naked choke by Dustin Pague, going on to win a split decision in their bantam-weight fight to open UFC 161 in Winnipeg Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A sell-out crowd at the MTS Centre screamed and booed for and against fighters at UFC 161. There were also shouts of "Rolly, Rolly" for local fighter Roland Delorme. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Mitch Clarke (left) hits John Maguire with a head kick during their lightweight bout at UFC 161 in Winnipeg Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Mitch Clarke (left) and John Maguire exchange blows. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
A sell-out crowd at MTS Centre cheers for Winnipeg fighter Roland Delorme. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg's Roland Delorme enters to face Edwin Figueroa. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Roland Delorme (top) grapples with Edwin Figueroa. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Roland Delorme lands a blow on Edwin Figueroa. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg's Roland Delorme is announced the winner of his fight against Edwin Figueroa. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
UFC fans cheer for Roland Delorme after he won in a unanimous decision. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Marc-Andre Drolet, an MMA writer, is emotional after asking Kathy Spinks to marry him at the centre of the octagon. She said yes. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Sean Pierson eats a left hand by Kenny Robertson during their welterweight bout. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Welterweight Kenny Robertson (left) lands a right hook on Sean Pierson. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Sam Stout (left) takes down James Krause during their lightweight bout. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Tyron Woodley (right) rocks Jake Shields with a spinning back fist during their welterweight fight. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Heavyweight Shawn Jordan (left) lays into Pat Barry. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Fans cheer (and jeer) the fighters. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Heavyweight Shawn Jordan does a backflip after defeating Pat Barry. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Alex Davis (right) hits Rosi Sexton with an elbow during their bantamweight bout. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Alex Davis, right, fires a right hand at Rosi Sexton during their bantamweight bout. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Octagon girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer keeping busy during UFC 161. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Ryan Jimmo's right hook connects to the face of Igor Pokrajac during their light heavyweight bout. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Igor Pokrajac laughs during his fight with Ryan Jimmo. Jimmo won the Light Heavyweight bout in a unanimous decision. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Ryan Jimmo lays into Igor Pokrajac during during their light heavyweight bout. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Ryan Jimmo does the robot with Avery Kelleher, 6, following Jimmo's victory over Igor Pokrajac. - (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)
Roy Nelson (right) lands a heavy right on Stipe Miocic during their heavyweight bout. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Stipe Miocic (right) hits Roy Nelson during their heavyweight bout. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Roy Nelson gets a knee to the head in the third round of his heavyweight bout against Stipe Miocic. - (John Woods / The Canadian Press)
Stipe Miocic celebrates his victory over Roy Nelson. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The crowd gets pumped up for the main event light heavyweight bout between Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rashad Evans ready to square off against Dan Henderson. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Dan Henderson (left) takes a shot from Rashad Evans. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rashad Evans drives Dan Henderson to the mat. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Rashad Evans celebrates his decision win over Dan Henderson. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Joe Rogan interviews Rashad Evans after his decision win over Dan Henderson. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Dan Henderson takes a minute to meet with Avery Kelleher, 6, from Belleville, Ont., following Henderson's loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 161 - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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