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UFC 161 fight card: Stipe Miocic to square off against Soa Palelei

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Stipe Miocic will welcome back Soa Palelei to the UFC.

Miocic is scheduled to face 'The Hulk' in a heavyweight showdown at UFC 161 on June 15 in Winnipeg, the UFC announced Tuesday night.

Miocic is back in action after suffering his first career loss, a second-round knockout by Stefan Struve, at UFC on FUEL 5 this past September.

Palelei, who has won his past eight fights, last fought in the UFC at UFC 79 where he was knocked out in the third round by Eddie Sanchez.

The UFC 161 fight card looks like this right now:
Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
Soa Palelei vs. Stipe Miocic

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