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UFC 196 Fight Card Is Now Set, Preview Inside

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In just over two weeks, Fabricio Werdum will try to retain the UFC heavyweight title when he defends the belt against Cain Velasquez at UFC 196.

Set for February 6 from Las Vegas, the event also features a co-headline bout pitting former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks against Stephen Thompson.

Other planned fights include Roy Nelson-Jared Rosholt, Ovince Saint Preux-Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante and Joseph Benavidez-Zach Makovsky.

A special attraction is set for the UFC Fight Pass prelims, as Mickey Gall debuts against Mike Jackson. If Gall wins, he will be matched up with former WWE superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks later this year in the Octagon debut of Brooks.

Check out the complete lineup and an extended video preview on the main event below:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Cain Velasquez

Welterweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson

Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt

Light Heavyweight: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Ovince Saint Preux

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 pm. ET)

Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. KJ Noons

Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Damian Grabowski

Welterweight: Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer

Light Heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson

Featherweight: Artem Lobov vs. Alex White

Flyweight: Ray Borg vs. Justin Scoggins

Featherweight: Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas

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