UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will be held on February 6, 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The event is expected to be headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship rematch between current champion Fabrício Werdum and former champion Cain Velasquez.
The former interim title holder, Werdum (20-5-1 MMA), who became the undisputed champion after defeating Velasquez at UFC 188, will put his belt on the line when the two meet again in the fight capital of the world. A three-time Brazilian jiu jitsu world champion, Werdum possess one of the most threatening ground attacks in the sport, and he owns submission victories over two of the most revered athletes in the heavyweight division has seen in Fedor Emelianenko and Velasquez.
Considered one of the most dangerous men in UFC history, Velasquez (13-2 MMA) maintains a furious and relentless pace that is unmatched in the division. With the ability to effortlessly go the distance or end the contest in in the firstround, the former champion looks to settle the score with Werdum and bring another world title back to American Kickboxing Academy’s stable of champions.
Tickets for UFC 196 go on sale Friday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $804, $604, $404, $304, $204 and $104 (prices do not include applicable service charges and handling fees). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available at the MGM Grand box office. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.
UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Jan. 7 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
Check out the card as it currently stands below.
Fabrício Werdum (c) vs. Cain Velasquez for the UFC Heavyweight Title
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