Boxer Conor McGregor, undefeated in six fights, will make his debut against Nick Diaz in the UFC’s next main event.UFC president Dana White announced the news on Twitter Saturday morning, shortly after the main event at UFC 197 on Dec. 30.
White told MMAFighting.com via Twitter that the main card of UFC 197 will air live on ESPN2.
UFC 196 on Dec, 30 will air on ESPN.
The fight between McGregor and Diaz is set for Nov. 19 in Las Vegas.
The bout between Diaz and McGregor was supposed to happen on Saturday but was pushed back due to Hurricane Matthew.
It was later rescheduled to a UFC Fight Night event on Nov. 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
It was originally scheduled to take place on Nov, 30 in Las Vega, Mexico.
Diaz has a 1-0 record in his four UFC appearances.
The lightweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Michael Johnson was originally supposed to take part in UFC 197.
However, the event was postponed until Dec. 6, which meant that Edgar and Johnson would have to fight on Dec 1 at UFC 194 in Anaheim, Calif.
In his most recent bout, McGregor defeated Edgar by split decision at UFC 196.
Diaz was originally slated to defend his featherweight title against Nate Diaz on Dec 2 at UFC 199 in Las Cruces, N.M.