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UFC Booking McGregor vs. RDA Title Fight For March In Dallas
UFC 196 becomes UFC Fight Night 82 after move to Fox Sports 1Our sources at ENtimports.com have confirmed that Conor McGregor will fight Rafael dos Anjos in March in Dallas, for the UFC lightweight world title.
It has been unclear what move McGregor would make next, whether it be a title defense at featherweight or a move up to lightweight. And now it looks like we have our answer. Multiple sources confirmed with Entimports that this fight is a go, however, UFC officials have yet to announce it.
The event, which takes place on Feb. 6 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, saw it’s main cardmove from pay-per-view to FOX Sports 1. Now, the name has changed from UFC 196 to UFC Fight Night 82 to reflect the broadcast changes. Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) and fellow contender Stephen Thompson (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) serve as the main event for the card.
This change will obviously have a ripple effect as the event previously named UFC 197, headlined by lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos defending his title against featherweight champion Conor McGregor, is now UFC 196. The event takes place takes place March 5 , also at MGM Grand Garden Arena.