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UFC 196 referee, judging assignments set for ‘Werdum vs Velasquez’ rematch in Las Vegas

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced the Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez rematch for its upcoming UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, scheduled for Feb. 6, 2016, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Not long after, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) handed out referee and judging assignments for the heavyweight do-over. “Big” John McCarthy will be the main in black for “Werdum vs. Velasquez 2,” while Sal D’Amato, Marcos Rosales, and Glenn Trowbridge score the action from cageside.

Werdum (20-5-1) captured the crown with a third-round submission win at UFC 188 back in June. “Vai Cavalo” has now won six straight fights and remains undefeated since crossing over from the Strikeforce ranks in 2012. Velasquez (13-2), meanwhile, has competed just once over the past two years due to recurring injuries.

Elsewhere on the UFC 196 fight card, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks returns to the Octagon to battle 170-pound wunderkind Stephen Thompson, while Roy Nelson and Jared Rosholt bang it out for heavyweight bragging rights.

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