Despite Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum withdrawing from the event, it looks like UFC 196 will feature a UFC title fight, after all.
The UFC confirmed Wednesday that the card originally titled UFC 196 â now UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson -- is moving to FS1, and the lightweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and featherweight champ Conor McGregor in March will now be called UFC 196: dos Anjos vs. McGregor.
Instead of taking the UFC 176 approach and scrapping the card and name all together, the UFC decided to change the name of UFC 197. No word on when
UFC 197 will happen, but the promotion originally had April 23 set aside for a proposed event at Madison Square Garden, which we now know isn't happening.
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UFC 196 will also feature the women's bantamweight title fight between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate. The card airs March 5, live on Pay-Per-View.
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