UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic will be held on May 14, 2016 at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.
The event was initially announced as a Fight Night event with a middleweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza scheduled to serve as headliner. However, it was reported by Brazilian media that this event would become UFC 198 following a series of events in January 2016 that led to the originally planned UFC 196 becoming a UFC Fight Night following a series of cancellations.
On March 4, it was confirmed that the event was indeed changed to PPV and it is expected to be headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Fabrício Werdum and top contender Stipe Miocic. They were briefly scheduled to meet at the original UFC 196, as Miocic replaced former two-time champion Cain Velasquez. In turn, Werdum announced on the following day that he was pulling out of the event due to injury as well as he wasn’t comfortable with the opponent change while dealing with injuries of his own.
The event will be the first that the promotion has hosted in Curitiba. It will be the fourth stadium venue to host a UFC event after UFC 129 at the Rogers Centre in Canada, UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson at the Tele2 Arena in Sweden and UFC 193 at the Etihad Stadium in Australia.
Check out the live results as they happen throughout the night from UFC 198 below:
Main card (PPV)
Stipe Miocic def. Fabricio Werdum via KO (punch) RD 1, 2:47
Ronaldo Souza def. Vitor Belfort via TKO (punches) RD 1, 4:38
Cris Cyborg def. Leslie Smith via TKO (punches) RD 1, 1:21
Mauricio Rua def. Corey Anderson via split decision (28-29,29-28,29-28)
Bryan Barberena def. Warlly Alves via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Demian Maia def. Matt Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) RD 3, 4:31
Thiago Santos def. Nate Marquardt via KO (punches) RD 1, 3:39
Francisco Trinaldo def. Yancy Medeiros via unanimous decision (29-26, 30-27, 30-26)
John Lineker def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28, 30-26)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Patrick Cummins via TKO (punches), RD 1, 4:52
Sergio Moraes and Luan Chagas declared a split decision draw (29-28,28-29,28-28)
Renato Moicano def. Zubaira Tukhugov via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)