Fabricio Werdum Pulls Out Of UFC 196, Title Fight Scrapped

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The circus surrounding February 6, 2016’s UFC 196 from Las Vegas has continued.

Yesterday (January 24, 2016) it was announced that former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez would be forced out of his scheduled main event rematch with current champion Fabricio Werdum due to a back injury.

It was then quickly made clear that No. 2-ranked Stipe Miocic would step up on short notice to take on “Vai Cavalo” for the undisputed world title. Now, however, it appears as if the title won’t be up for grabs at all.

MMAFighting.com has reported that Werdum will also be pulling out of UFC 196 due to an undisclosed injury.

The nature of the Brazilian’s injury is currently unknown, and the UFC has yet to comment on the situation, but it appears as if they may have some trouble on their hands.

The scheduled co-main event features a welterweight bout between former champ Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson, not exactly a pay-per-view (PPV) headliner.

Stay tuned to LowKickMMA as more details unfold.