The promotion has confirmed the match-up via its official site.
Mr. Benavidez (24-4) continues to hold down the #1 contender spot, thanks to a four fight winning streak, which most recently saw him decision Ali Bagautinov.
Makovsky (19-6) hasn’t fought since last May when he lost by UD to contender John Dodson. Makovsky is 3-2 in his last 5 bouts and is ranked #8 at 125.
So, that’s a nice addition to the February 6th card, which will feature a rematch between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. UFC 196 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.