Saturday, November 27, 2021

UFC 196 Now Headlined By McGregor-Dos Anjos, 2/6 Event Renamed UFC Fight Night 82

As a result of the mess that is the originally planned UFC 196 pay-per-view on February 6th, Conor McGregor vs. Rafael Dos Anjos will now no longer be headlining the UFC 197 event scheduled for March.

UFC announced on Wednesday that due to the cancellation of the Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum fight, and then the cancellation of the Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic replacement fight, the UFC 196 pay-per-view, which was originally announced as being headlined by Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, will now be referred to as UFC Fight Night 82.

UFC 197, which was scheduled for March 5th, will now be called UFC 196, but will still be headlined by the aforementioned McGregor vs. Dos Anjos UFC Lightweight title fight.

How this affects future events, such as the landmark UFC 200 event scheduled for July 9th, remains to be seen. It’s worth noting that while the fights, dates and venues will remain as scheduled, the name of the events coming up in the next few weeks and months could be a disaster to try and follow.

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