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Coming Saturday to Canada: UFC 161, featuring a pair of light heavyweights looking to rally from recent losses. One is Dan Henderson, a 42-year-old who dropped a February decision to Lyoto Machida. The other: former titleholder Rashad Evans, 33, who also lost by decision in February (to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira). Both will face off in the Winnipeg Octagon. How will the fight go down? What about the others on the card?
Heavyweights are the main attraction for UFC 146 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, where new UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos will put his belt on the line for the first time against Frank Mir. The man dos Santos beat for the title, Cain Velasquez, is also on the card and faces a tough assignment in Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
Dos Santos vs. Mir
Junior dos Santos hopes his first UFC heavyweight title defense leads to many more. But Frank Mir is confident he can earn a quick win.
Velasquez vs. Silva
Ex-UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, right, wants to regain the heavyweight belt he lost to dos Santos. His road back starts with a tough test in Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
Nelson vs. Herman
Roy Nelson was previously scheduled to face two other fighters before drawing Dave Herman. Both heavyweights are looking to rebound from losses.
Miocic vs. Del Rosario
Stipe Miocic, right, and Shane Del Rosario are both undefeated. That may change Saturday.
Struve vs. Johnson
Stefan Struve, right, enters his heavyweight bout with Lavar Johnson on a two-fight win streak.
Diaz vs. Condit
Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit will fight for the interim welterweight belt in Georges St. Pierre's unfortunate absence.
Nelson vs. Werdum
Fabricio Werdum makes his return to UFC, having spent his time in Strikeforce since 2008. He'll match up against Roy Nelson, who is coming off a win against Mirko Filoppvic.
Koscheck vs. Pierce
Koscheck was scheduled to fight Carlos Condit, and Pierce was to fight Nick Diaz, but Pierre's injury means the two will face off against one another instead at UFC 143.
Jorgensen vs. Barao
Renan Barao hasn't been defeated in the ring since 2005. Scott Jorgensen is coming off a win against Jeff Curran at UFC 137.
Starks vs. Herman
Former Ultimate Fighter contestant Herman will take on undefeated Starks in a middleweight bout.