UFC Signs Bisping, Condit and Ben Henderson to ExtensionsPosted on September 1, 2011, 02:38 AM by Trent Reinsmith
MMAJunkie.com reported that Bisping’s deal is for eight fights. Bisping (21-3) is currently riding a three-fight winning streak as he heads toward his December 3 bout against his Jason “Mayhem” Miller. The two coaches of the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter” will meet during the season finale of the show. Bisping’s last loss came to Wanderlei Silva at UFC 110 in February 2010.
First Round sent out a press release on Wednesday announcing the signings, “These fight contract extensions show the MMA world that the UFC values Ben Henderson and Carlos Condit as two of its top, young stars,” Kawa said. “Both are only 27 years old and have proven that they are contenders for titles in their weight divisions and also have strong fan bases. Fans will now be able to see them continue to grow in the octagon.”
Henderson (14-2) has put together two impressive wins over Mark Bocek and Jim Miller since losing the WEC lightweight title to Anthony Pettis in December 2010. Prior to the loss to Pettis, Henderson had won ten straight fights.
Condit (27-5) is on a four fight winning streak heading into his October 29 fight against BJ Penn at UFC 137. Condit has not lost since dropping a split decision to Martin Kampmann on April 1, 2009. Before that loss he was on an eight fight winning streak.