The official UFC 196 weigh in event for the upcoming "McGregor vs. Diaz" pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza went down earlier today (Fri., March 4, 2016), inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, host venue for tomorrow night's big shebang.
And after Thursday's pre-fight press conference nearly ended in a knock-down, drag-out brawl (relive the chaos here), all eyes were firmly focused on welterweight headliners Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, who once again were asked to square off.
Here's what happened:
Prepare yourself! #UFC196@TheNotoriousMMA vs @NateDiaz209— #UFC196 (@ufc) March 5, 2016
LIVE on Pay-Per-View 10pmET https://t.co/0NqFDW1qZ5
In the women's bantamweight championship co-main event, Holly Holm came nose-to-nose with Miesha Tate roughly 24 hours before they face off with "The Preacher's Daughter" putting her newly-won 135-pound strap on the line against "Cupcake."
Take a look:
#UFC196: @HollyHolm vs @MieshaTate | Sat. March 5 | LIVE on Pay-Per-View 10pmET https://t.co/HhrNg1lI3b— #UFC196 (@ufc) March 5, 2016
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 196 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
For much more on UFC 196 including previews, predictions, videos, and more, check out our comprehensive "McGregor vs. Diaz" news archive by clicking here.