Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz Now Headline UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena March 5

Fighters to Participate in UFC 196 Press Conference at UFC Gym Torrance Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 – 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET

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Las Vegas – UFC® announced changes to today’s UFC 196 media event at UFC GYM in Torrance, Calif.
 
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and fiery No. 5 lightweight contender Nate Diaz will now participate in a formal press conference at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET at UFC GYM, streamed live at UFC.com. The event is free and open to the public.
 
UFC announced yesterday that Diaz will replace lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos and take on McGregor in a welterweight bout in the main event of UFC 196 on Saturday, March 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for the event are still available.
 
UFC also announced that today’s scheduled 3 p.m. PT media conference call has been canceled in light of the new press conference.
 
WHO:             CONOR McGREGOR, UFC featherweight champion
                       NATE DIAZ, No. 6 UFC lightweight contender
          
WHAT:           UFC 196®: McGREGOR vs. DIAZ Press Conference
 
WHEN:           Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.
                       
WHERE:        UFC GYM TORRANCE
                        19800 Hawthorne, Ste. 420
                        Torrance, CA 90503
 
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com.  All bouts live and subject to change.
 
Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage.
UFC196®: McGREGOR vs. DIAZ will be available live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Vubiquity, and in Canada on BellTV, Rogers, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Canal Indigo for a suggested retail price of $49.99 US/CAN for Standard Definition and $59.99 US/CAN for High-Definition.

 

About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Singapore, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 150 countries and territories to more than one billion TV households worldwide in 21 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFCTwitter and Instagram: @UFC.
 
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Media Contacts:
For UFC:
Dave Lockett
412-956-7276
dlockett@ufc.com

For MGM Grand:
Katharine Sherrer
702-692-6724
ksherrer@mgmresorts.com

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