UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz will be held on March 5, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between champion Rafael dos Anjos and UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor. This would have been the second time in UFC history that champions in different divisions would fight for a title. The first time was at UFC 94 on January 31, 2009, when then UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defended his title against then lightweight champion B.J. Penn. On February 23, the planned bout suffered a setback as it was announced that Dos Anjos pulled out due to a broken foot. Eventually, The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner and former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz was announced as the replacement and the bout will take place in the welterweight division.
A UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between champion Holly Holm and former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate is expected to co-headline the event.
Check out the UFC 196 weigh-in live stream below along with the results live as they happen.
Main Card (PPV)
Conor McGregor (168 lbs) vs. Nate Diaz (169 lbs)
Holly Holm (c) (134.5 lbs) vs. Miesha Tate (135 lbs)
Gian Villante (205 lbs) vs. Ilir Latifi (205 lbs)
Corey Anderson (204 lbs) vs. Tom Lawlor (204.5 lbs)
Amanda Nunes (136 lbs) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (134 lbs)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Brandon Thatch (170 lbs) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (170 lbs)
Erick Silva (170 lbs) vs. Nordine Taleb (170 lbs)
Vitor Miranda (185.5 lbs) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (185.5 lbs)
Darren Elkins (145.5 lbs) vs. Chas Skelly (145.5 lbs)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Diego Sanchez (156 lbs) vs. Jim Miller (155.5 lbs)
Justin Salas (155.5 lbs) vs. Jason Saggo (156 lbs)
Julian Erosa (144.5 lbs) vs. Teruto Ishihara (146 lbs)
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