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UFC moves title-less Super Bowl card to Fox Sports 1

UFC moves title-less Super Bowl card to Fox Sports 1
Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, right, trade punches during a fight at UFC 167 on Nov. 16, 2013.

The injuries of heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and former champion Cain Velasquez have scrapped an anticipated rematch for Feb. 6 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and prompted UFC leadership to move the planned pay-per-view card to Fox Sports 1, according to a television official.

The new main event will be a welterweight fight scheduled for five rounds between former champion Johny Hendricks and eighth-ranked contender Stephen Thompson.

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It is not determined when Werdum and Velasquez will fight.

UFC President Dana White did not respond to messages left by The Times.

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