Matchmaker, matchmaker: Two title bouts and the UFC’s first trip to Winnipeg among the many events announced

Maggie Hendricks

So, so, so many fights were announced in the past 24 hours. Here's a breakdown of what you will be seeing in coming months.

-- As you've seen from the front of Yahoo! Sports MMA, middleweight champion Anderson Silva's title bout with Chris Weidman at UFC 162 has been confirmed. It's Silva's second straight Fourth of July weekend card appearance. He won by TKO over Chael Sonnen last summer. Will he do the same against Weidman?

Also on that card will be Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch, Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante vs. Thiago Silva, and Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy.

-- An injury to Alistair Overeem has forced his bout with Junior dos Santos off of UFC 160. The fight will likely take place later this summer.

-- In June, the UFC will head to Winnipeg for the first time for UFC 161. The card will be headlined with an interim bantamweight title belt bout between Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland. Also on that card, Rashad Evans will fight Dan Henderson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will fight Mauricio Rua, and Jake Shields will fight Tyron Woodley in a battle of Strikeforce vets.

-- Two bouts were also added to UFC on Fox 7 in April in San Jose. Flyweight Joseph Benavidez will fight Darren Uyenoyama, and Francisco Rivera will fight Hugo Viana in a bantamweight bout.

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