What's in a name? That's a loaded question in the UFC.
The card once known as UFC 196, scheduled for Feb. 6 in Las Vegas, got a new main event and broadcast setting Tuesday and a new name Wednesday.
The name UFC 196 will be used for the March 5 card in Las Vegas that was once called UFC 197. That card is headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor.
The name swapping does have some legitimate significance. It means that the UFC plans to add another pay-per-view event to its schedule before UFC 200. If the dos Anjos-McGregor card remained UFC 197, that means there would only be two more PPVs prior to UFC 200. Now, there will be three more -- with a new one likely in May -- before July's historical megacard.
UFC 196 on Feb. 6 was supposed to be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Fabricio Werdum and former champ Cain Velasquez. But Velasquez withdrew due to injury Sunday and Werdum announced he was unable to fight for the same reason Monday.
On Tuesday, the UFC announced it would be taking the card off pay-per-view, moving it to FOX Sports 1 and bumping up the co-main event of Hendricks vs. Thompson to the headliner.
The official UFC name for next weekend's card will be UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson. We'll all have to wait a little longer for the actual UFC 196.