Let’s try this again.

On Wednesday afternoon, during an episode of UFC Tonight, UFC officials announced the addition of the light heavyweight contest between Rafael ‘Feijão’ Cavalcante and Ovince Saint Preux for UFC 196 in February.

The two were originally scheduled to face off at UFC Fight Night 56 before an injury forced Feijão out of the bout.

St. Preux (18-9), a former University of Tennessee linebacker, will be looking to right the ship after suffering third round submission loss to Glover Teixeira in August. Prior to this setback, “OSP” earned one of biggest win of his career in the form of a violent first round knockout over Patrick Cummins at UFC on FOX 15. This marked his second straight knockout victory following 34-second KO over former UFC and Pride FC champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.

Feijão (12-5), the former Strikefroce champion, will be looking to snap his career wrest two-fight losing skid. In his most recent outing, the Brazilians suffered a first round TKO the hands of Patrick Cummins in front of his home country at UFC 190. Prior to this loss, Feijão was seen on the losing end of a lopsided decision to Ryan Bader at UFC 174 last June.

UFC Fight Night 196 is currently scheduled to take place on Feb. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A heavyweight title fight rematch between reigning champion Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez will headline the card.

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