McGregor's lightweight title fight will now be at UFC 196 but it's just the name that's changed

The UFC have done some reshuffling after losing the heavyweight match-up between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Valasquez.

UFC 197 Confused? UFC 197 is now UFC 196.

THE UFC HAVE made a couple of name changes to their upcoming events.

Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez were due to meet for the heavyweight title at UFC 196 on 6 February but that bout has been cancelled as both fighters pulled out with injuries after Stipe Miocic had initially stepped in to replace Velasquez.

The promotion’s president Dana White confirmed that it was being moved off pay-per-view earlier this week and now it has been confirmed that the name has changed from UFC 196 to UFC Fight Night 82.

A welterweight match-up between former champion Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson will headline the night at the MGM Grand.

As a result, UFC 197, which features Conor McGregor’s lightweight title fight against champion Rafael dos Anjos as the main event, is now UFC 196.

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Luckily for fans, the date and venue have remained the same as the Dubliner looks to make history in Las Vegas on 5 March.

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