Cain Velasquez OUT of UFC 196 due to back injury, Miocic steps in

Dana White has announced today via his instagram that Cain Velasquez will no longer be competing for the heavyweight championship against Fabricio Werdum due to a back injury, Stepe Miocic will instead be the man answering the call. Check out the post below:

 

Cain Velasquez is out with a back injury. Stipe vs Werdum for the heavyweight championship February 6th.

A photo posted by Dana White (@danawhiteufc) on


 
Velasquez has had a long history of injuries and this marks the second time he’s pulled out of a fight against Werdum. Fans can expect a barn burner regardless as Stipe Miocic is coming off a super impressive performance against former heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski.

UFC 196 takes place on February 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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