It has been confirmed that two welterweights are set to do battle as Johny Hendricks is set to take on Stephen Thompson at UFC 196 at the MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada February 6th. This card is headlined by UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum and former Champion Cain Velasquez.
Johny Hendricks (17-3) is coming off a win to Matt Brown at UFC 185. This was his first fight since loosing the welterweight belt to Robbie Lawler back at UFC 181 in December last year. Hendricks was also set to take on Tyron Woodley at
Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has a MMA record of 11-1 and a UFC record of 6-1. Thompson is current on a five fight win streak with his most recent win being via KO spinning hook kick over Jake Ellenberger at TUF 21 Finale back in July of this year.
Also confirmed was a number of other fights confirmed the card.
Fight Card so far for UFC 196:
Fabricio Werdum © vs. Cain Velasquez for the heavyweight title.
Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson.
Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt
Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer