Welcome to our live coverage of the UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz weigh-ins from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will hit the scale at 7 PM eastern time. The card airs Saturday night, with the main card taking place on pay-per-view at 10 PM eastern time. Preliminary card action kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 PM eastern time before shifting over to FOX Sports 1 at 8 PM eastern time.
The biggest event thus far in the year 2016 is headlined by UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor moving up two weight classes to take on Nate Diaz, who takes the fight on short notice and also moves up a weight class, when they square off in a five-round bout at welterweight. Diaz is a short-notice replacement for Rafael Dos Anjos, who was scheduled to defend the UFC Lightweight Championship against McGregor before breaking his foot two weeks ago.
In the co-main event, UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm defends the championship she won when she shocked the world and knocked out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November as she takes on long-time top contender Miesha Tate. Also on the card is our very own "Filthy" Tom Lawlor as he takes on Corey Anderson.
MAIN CARD (PPV- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT):
Conor McGregor (168) vs. Nate Diaz (169)
Holly Holm (134.5) vs. Miesha Tate (135) - UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship
Gian Villante (205) vs. Ilir Latifi (205)
Corey Anderson (204) vs. Tom Lawlor (204.5)
Amanda Nunes (136) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (134)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 1- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT):
Brandon Thatch (170) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (170)
Erick Silva (170) vs. Nordine Taleb (170)
Vitor Miranda (185.5) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (185.5)
Darren Elkins (145.5) vs. Chas Skelly (145.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT):
Diego Sanchez (156) vs. Jim Miller (155.5)
Jason Saggo (155.5) vs. Justin Salas (156)
Julian Erosa (144.5) vs. Teruto Ishihara (146)