Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia confirmed for UFC on FOX 2Posted on December 7, 2011, 08:56 AM by Anton Gurevich
Ultimate Fighting Championship announced a stacked triple-headliner for its upcoming UFC on FOX 2 event, with Michael Bisping (LK: 6) vs. Demian Maia (LK: 9) being the latest addition to the card. "The Count" will look to extend his winning streak to 5, facing what many consider as his toughest test to date.
The event will be headined by the Light Heavyweight division bout between "Suga" Rashad Evans and Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis, while after all the speculation Chael Sonnen (LK: 2) will take on Mark Munoz (LK: 3) in the co-main event attraction of the night. The fight between Michael Bisping and Demian Maia will complete the card that is expected to deliver MMA at its best to the multi-million mainstream FOX audience.
All three fights have a potential to significantly change the title contention picture in their divisions; Rashad Evans solidify his position as the #1 contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight title, while Chael Sonnen (if defeats Mark Munoz) and Michael Bisping (if defeats Demian Maia) would find themselves on a collision course with equal rights to challenge the eternal champion Anderson Silva for his UFC Middleweight title.
With a different turn of events, MMA fans around the world could see fighters like Phil Davis, Mark Munoz, and even Demian Maia, get themselves into a title shot mix.
UFC on FOX 2 will take place on January 28th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The card will also feature high quality preliminary action, with fighters such as George Roop, Cody McKenzie, Evan Dunham and Paul Sass all testing their skills inside the UFC Octagon.
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