Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland Added to UFC 165 Card That Now Features Two Title Fights

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Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland Added to UFC 165 Card That Now Features Two Title Fights
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Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland Added to UFC 165 Card That Now Features Two Title Fights

The UFC interim bantamweight title bout between titleholder Renan Barao and challenger Eddie Wineland has been added to the UFC 165 fight card set for Sept. 21 in Toronto.

UFC officials made the announcement on Thursday.

Barao and Wineland were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 161 on June 15, but a foot injury forced Barao out of the fight.

With the interim bantamweight title bout rescheduled, UFC 165 now features two title bouts.

Barao (30-1, 1 no contest) won the interim title by defeating Urijah Faber at UFC 149 on July 21, 2012.  The 26-year-old Brazilian hasn’t lost since 2005 and is on a 30-fight winning streak.

Wineland (20-8-1) earned his title shot by defeating Brad Pickett at UFC 155 on Dec. 29.

Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been out of action since October 2011 with a knee injury.  He’s undergone two surgeries to correct a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and is expected to return later this year.

UFC 165 takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and his headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

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