It has been confirmed on UFC Tonight that UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum will take on Cain Velasquez in the main event at UFC 196 in Las Vegas, February 6th.
Fabricio Werdum has a MMA record of 20–5–1 and has won four out of his last four fights in the UFC. Werdum holds notable wins over Roy Nelson, Travis Browne, Fedor Emelianenko and Mark Hunt just to name a few. His most recent win was over his opponent Cain Velasquez via submission at UFC 188 in Mexico City this past June, winning him the Heavyweight title.
Some expected Werdum to face either Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic next but the UFC have made an immediate rematch with Arlovski and Miocic booked to fight at UFC 195.
Cain Velasquez has a MMA record of 13-2 and has won three out of his last four fights in the UFC. Velasquez holds notable wins over Brock Lesnar, Junior Dos Santos, Antonio Bigfoot Silva and Ben Rothwell just to name a few. He will look to avenge his loss to Werdum to reclaim the UFC Heavyweight title.