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UFC 196 Adds Lightweights Salas, Saggo

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Lightweight veterans Justin Salas and Jason Saggo have been added to the UFC 196 preliminary card, officials announced recently.

Set for March 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the event features a double-title night. Conor McGregor goes after the lightweight belt and Rafael dos Anjos, while Miesha Tate does the same vs. Holly Holm for bantamweight gold.

Salas (12-6) has not fought since the summer of 2014 when he suffered a loss to Joe Proctor. That snapped a five-fight win streak for the fighter, who is 3-3 over six Octagon appearances.

Saggo (10-2) is also .500 in the promotion, defeating Josh Shockley and falling to Paul Felder. Like Salas, his loss to Felder happened in 2014 and broke his five-fight win streak.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Lightweight Championship
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Conor McGregor

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