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Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz New UFC 196 Main Event

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Nate Diaz will step in on less than two weeks notice and face Conor McGregor at UFC 196, UFC president Dana White confirmed Tuesday night.

Set for March 5 from Las Vegas, Diaz replaces lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. The Brazilian bowed out due to a foot injury earlier in the day.

McGregor, the UFC featherweight champion, and Diaz will still hold the marquee billing over female bantamweight champion Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate.

The Irish McGregor was looking to become the first-ever two-division champion at the same time with the UFC in facing dos Anjos.

Below is the current lineup:

Welterweight: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Holly Holm (c) vs. Miesha Tate

Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb

Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor

Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly

Lightweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller

Middleweight: Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda

Female Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko

Lightweight: Justin Salas vs. Jason Saggo

Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante vs. Ilir Latifi

Featherweight: Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara