UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz is a mixed martial arts event that will be held on March 5, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was originally expected to take place at in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On December 29, UFC announced that the event was canceled and would be moved to a different location. On January 12, it was confirmed the event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. A UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between champion Holly Holm and former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate is expected to co-headline the event
The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between champion Rafael dos Anjos and UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor. This would have been the second time in UFC history that champions in different divisions would fight for a title.
On February 23, the planned bout suffered a setback as it was announced that Dos Anjos pulled out due to a broken foot. Former featherweight champion José Aldo declined the initial opportunity to replace him due to “lack of time” to prepare for the bout. Former lightweight champion and top featherweight contender Frankie Edgar also declined the opportunity due to a groin injury. Eventually, The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner and former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz was announced as the replacement and the bout will take place in the welterweight division.
How To Watch UFC 196 Prelims Live Online
The first UFC 196 preliminary fight card begins at 6:30 PM EST and can be watched online with UFC Fight Pass on UFC.TV. It’s a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options to Fight Pass. Alternatively we suggest starting a free trial which expires in 30 days. It will then continue on Fox Sports 1 at 8PM EST.
How To Watch UFC 196 Prelims On Phone, Tablet & Mobile
Mobile users are able to watch the first preliminary card on the free UFC app (iTunes Store Download | Google Play Store). Watching it on the app this way requires a UFC Fight Pass subscription. See above for more information on that.
Similarly, mobile user can watch the second preliminary card but this time using the Fox Sports GO app (iTunes Store | Google Play Store | Amazon Store | Windows). You’ll need a cable subscription though, like you would watching it on your desktop.
How to Watch UFC 196 Live Online
The first UFC 196 main fight card begins at 10 PM EST and can be watched online with UFC Fight Pass on UFC.TV. It’s a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options to Fight Pass. You can start a 30-day free trial.
How To Watch UFC 196 On Phone, Tablet & Mobile
UFC 196 Main Card Fights
Welterweight: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
Women’s Bantamweight: Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate
Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante vs. Illir Latifi
Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Women’s Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
UFC 196 Preliminary Fight Card
On Fox Sports 1
Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Middleweight: Vitor Miranda vs. Marcelo Guimaraes
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly
On UFC Fight Pass:
Lightweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller
Lightweight: Justin Salas vs. Jason Saggo
Featherweight: Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara