Home COMBAT SPORTS Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez to main event UFC 196

Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez to main event UFC 196


UFC President Dana White confirmed on Wednesday that Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) vs. Cain Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) 2 will take place at UFC 196.

This will be a rematch from their UFC 188 fight, which saw Werdum submit Velasquez in the third round at UFC 188 to become the UFC heavyweight champion.

Velasquez (13-2) is currently on a one-fight losing streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 4-2. He lost to Junior Dos Santos in November of 2011 in his first title defense as champion by first-round knock but rebounded in a stellar way. He beat Antonio Silva at UFC 146 to earn a title shot against JDS in May of 2012 with a first-round TKO win.

Werdum (20-5-1) is currently on a six-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 6-0. He beat Roy Nelson at UFC 143 by unanimous decision, then knocked out Mike Russow at UFC 147 by first-round knockout and then beat Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in June of 2013 by second-round armbar.

UFC 196 takes place on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from Las Vegas, Nevada with the main card airing on pay-per-view and the prelims airing on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. A venue for the event has not been announced.

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