Belfort vs Bisping is almost set for UFC 120?Posted on July 6, 2010, 10:12 AM by Daniel Cassidy
With today's news from UFC's UK representative Marshall Zelaznik confirming that UFC 120 will take place in London, it seems a headline could be close to being announced.
MMabay.co.uk are citing "an exclusive source" as being behind stories of a headlining Middleweight match up between Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort. It was originally believed Bisping would fight the winner of Wanderlei and Akiyama, but with Wanderlei out of the picture due to injury and Akiyama losing to Chris Leben these bouts aren't really viable. MMabay.co.uk also went on to state that one of the fighters had signed the agreement for the bout.
Bisping's last bout saw him win a decision over Dan Miller at UFC 114, while beofre this the Brit lost a unanimous decision to PRIDE superstar Wanderlei Silva at UFC 110. His record is currently 19-3. A win over a high calibre opponent such as Belfort would catapult him straight inot Middleweight title contention.
Belfort was last seen in action last September, knocking out Rich Franklin in a catchweight bout. Both a veteran of PRIDE and UFC, the Brazillian was set to be the next challenger for Anderson Silva's Middleweight belt, but an injury put a stop to this. His record currently stands at 19-8. He is a former Cage Rage, a former UFC Lightheavyweight champion, and at just 19, a winner of the UFC 12 tournament.
On the card, Dan Hardy is expected to face either Martin Kampmann or Carlos Condit, and John Hathaway is likely to meet Don Hyun Kim.
UFC 120 will take place on October 16, 2010 at the O2 Arena in London.