With UFC 196 just weeks away, the two biggest fights on the card now have referees in place.
It has been announced that Herb Dean will be the official for the lightweight title fight between current champion Rafael dos Anjos and challenger Conor McGregor. For the other fight for the women’s bantamweight title between champion Holly Holm and Miesha Tate, John McCarthy will do the reffing duties.
The selections came on Wednesday during the Nevada Athletic Commission meeting.
In addition to the referees, the judges were also determined. Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato and Junichiro Kamijo will score the lightweight title fight while Chris Lee, Marcos Rosales and Glenn Trowbridge will score the bantamweight title bout.
UFC 196 takes place on March 5 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Campus Sports will have full coverage leading up to as well as during the event.
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