EXCLUSIVE: UFC 105 - Michael Bisping set to take on Wanderlei Silva
MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that the main event is all set for the UFC’s next visit to the UK on November 14th as Wolfslair trained middleweight, Michael “The Count” Bisping will take on Brazilian MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva in Manchester, England.
News of the fight was passed along to MMABay by a source at the Wand Fight Team in Las Vegas, Nevada who revealed that the Brazilian would be putting pen to paper very soon after returning from receiving the key to the city in Pensacola, Florida. It will be the first fight of his career to be competed at 185 pounds.
He will be taking on UK star, Michael Bisping who has a point to prove after getting knocked out in his last bout against Dan Henderson. The fight will take place as close to the Brit’s home town as you can get with Manchester’s M.E.N. Arena located just a stones throw away from the Widnes based Wolfslair MMA Academy where he trains.
The fight will be massively important to both men after suffering recent losses inside the octagon. As previously mentioned, Bisping was knocked out for the first time in his career earlier this month at UFC 100 in Las Vegas. Just weeks before Silva lost at UFC 99 in Germany to Rich Franklin, his fifth defeat in his last six fights, making this fight pivotal to both men.
By Michael Pepper.