UFC 196 goes from PPV to FS1 with Hendricks vs. Thompson headliner
After Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum canceled their matches at UFC 196, the elite promotion had to change the format of the PPV format scheduled for February 6. In the end, the event in Las Vegas will be headlined by Stephen Thompson and Johny Hendricks.
The information was confirmed by the UFC President Dana White and it can be concluded that the UFC gave up on search for Miočić’s opponent, as long as it comes to UFC 196.
Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell who fight this weekend offered to step up, while the MMA world was also thrilled when Jon Jones said he would fight Miočić if it would be for the belt.
Check out the complete UFC 196 fight card.
UFC 196 (Fox Sports 1)
Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson
Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante
Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky
Preliminary matches (Fox Sports 1)
Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons
Derrick Lewis vs. Damian Grabowski
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson
Preliminary matches (UFC Fight Pass)
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson
Artem Lobov vs. Alex White
Justin Scoggins vs. Ray Borg
Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas