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Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

Report: UFC 196 Moved From PPV to FOX Sports 1 After Werdum – Velasquez II Falls Through

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By FCF Staff

After both Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum announced they’re withdrawing from UFC 196 due to injuries, the card will reportedly air on FOX Sport 1, instead of being a pay-per-view event.

On Sunday, Velasquez announced he would not rematch Werdum on February 6th due to a back injury. The UFC proceed to announce that Stipe Miocic would fight Werdum instead, but then the heavyweight champ relayed he was also injured.

In a follow up report from Yahoo Sports, UFC President Dana White confirmed that because the card’s original headliner has fallen through, the event will air on FOX Sports 1. A welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson will be the new main event.

UFC 196 will air on February 6th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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