Herb Dean and John McCarthy assigned as referees for title fights at UFC 196

UFC 196 will be headlined by two title fights as Rafael dos Anjos defends the lightweight title against current featherweight Conor McGregor and women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will make her first title defense against former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate.

During Wednesday’s Nevada Athletic Commission meeting, the referees to work both title fights were appointed as Herb Dean will be the referee for the lightweight title fight and John McCarthy was selected as the referee for the women’s bantamweight title fight.

Along with selecting the referees for both title fights, the judges were also selected. In the main event, Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amoto and Junichiro Kamijo will be scoring Dos Anjos vs. McGregor. For the co-main event, the judges will be Chris Lee, Marcos Rosales, and Glenn Trowbridge.

The current UFC 196: Dos Anjos vs. McGregor fight card is below.

Rafael dos Anjos (24-7) vs. Conor McGregor (19-2)
Holly Holm (10-0) vs. Miesha Tate (17-5)
Corey Anderson (8-1) vs. Tom Lawlor (9-5, 1NC)
Erick Silva (18-6, 1NC) vs. Nordine Taleb (10-3)
Chas Skelly (15-1) vs. Darren Elkins (19-5)
Diego Sanchez (25-8) vs. Jim Miller (25-7, 1NC)
Vitor Miranda (11-4) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (9-1-1)
Amanda Nunes (11-4) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (12-1)
Ilir Latifi (11-4, 1NC) vs. Gian Villante (14-6)
Justin Salas (12-6) vs. Jason Saggo (10-2)
Julian Erosa (15-2) vs. Teruto Ishihara (7-2-2)