A bantamweight tilt between Dustin Pague (11-7 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Yves Jabouin (18-8 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC 161 lineup.
The Tristar Gym fighter, Jabouin, suffered a KO loss to Brad Pickett in his most recent outing at UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs Miocic this past Sepetember. Prior to the Pickett bout, Jabouin had strung together a three fight win streak, which included decision wins over Ian Loveland, Walel Watson and Jeff Hougland respectively. The bout with Pague will mark Jabouin’s third octagon appearance in his home country of Canada.
Meanwhile, Dustin Pague likely finds himself in a must-win situation come June 15, as he tries to aviod his third straight loss. After earning his first UFC win by submitting Jared Papazian at UFC on FX: Johnson vs McCall, Pague has dropped back-to-back decisions to Ken Stone and Chico Camus.
UFC 161 takes place June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The main card airs live on pay-per-view following the prelims on FX and Facebook.
The UFC 161 card now includes the following bouts:
•Champ Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland – interim bantamweight title fight
•Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
•Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
•Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
•Sean Pierson vs. Anthony Waldburger
•Patrick Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
•Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
•Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
•Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
•Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei
•Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
•Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa