Wonderboy to Fox Sports in UFC 196 Main Event

UFC 196 was originally the pay-per-view stage for a heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez until injury left the challenger unable to compete. Stipe Miocic stepped up on two weeks notice, but the champion cited his own injury and decided to drop out. With no other opponent available, the fight was ultimately scrapped leaving the card a tough sell.

This turned into good fortune for Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, who is slated to take on former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Instead of anchoring the co-main of a PPV, they're the five round main event and the card has been moved to Fox Sports 1. Wonderboy could leave the cage on a 6 fight, 3 year winning streak and in position to take on reigning champion Robbie Lawler.

UPDATE: The event has been renamed UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson

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