After an impressive UFC debut in August, Toronto’s Misha Cirkunov will welcome Florida’s Alex “The Spartan” Nicholson to the Octagon for a light heavyweight at UFC 196.
UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez 2 will be held on February 6, 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Jan. 8.
Unbeaten in five straight, with each of his wins coming by way of knockout or submission, Cirkunov is coming off a first-round KO of Daniel Jolly in August. Nicholson has won all but one of his seven pro bouts, five by knockout, and he brings a five-fight winning streak into his UFC debut next month.
With this fight addition, UFC 196 now looks like this.
Fabrício Werdum (c) vs. Cain Velasquez
Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson
Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt
Derrick Lewis vs. Damian Grabowski
Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante
Artem Lobov vs. Alex White
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson
Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas