UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic (14-2-0) had his title shot, replacing former champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 196.
Then heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1) pulled out of the fight, citing injury.
Werdum’s injury now moves the Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson co-main event to the feature bout. The card can now be seen for free on FOX Sports One.
Welcome back to The Crossfire.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the new main event today.
I will fight against you @stipemiocicufc anytime after my recovery. I think you are a great fire fighter.
— Fabricio Werdum (@FabricioWerdum) January 26, 2016
UFC 196 takes place February 6th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is now a free TV event on FOX Sports One, rather than a pay-per-view.