An impressive win by Makovsky – who lost his last bout to John Dodson at UFC 187 – could leapfrog him in the rankings.
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Benavidez, despite losing twice to champion Demetrious Johnson, is the only fighter in the division to really test Johnson. He has a 4-fight win streak going including three comfortable unanimous decisions.
The main event features heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum defending against former champ Cain Velasquez in a rematch.
Tickets go on sale January 8th for the February 6th show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Fighting February 6th at UFC 196 in Las Vegas against Zach Makovsky 🙂 https://t.co/UZW2iZkJAP
— Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) January 7, 2016