Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher to co-main event UFC 159

Posted on January 30, 2013, 09:04 PM by Mike Drahota
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UFC officials confirmed today that Middleweights Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher will indeed collide in the co-main event of UFC 159 on April 27th. The two had been on a roll as of late until recently, as Bisping lost to Vitor Belfort two weeks ago and Belcher went down to Yushin Okami at UFC 155.

Prior to those two losses, both Bisping and Belcher were rumored as possible contenders to Anderson Silva's title. But the two had their momentum derailed, and will now find themselves in a fight that has been discussed for some time now. Belcher was seen in interviews prior to UFC 155 stating that he wanted to face Bisping if Vitor Belfort dropped out.

However, Belfort did not drop out, instead knocking Bisping out with an emphatic headkick in the second. It may have been non-circumstantial anyhow, as Belcher had already lost to Okami. Regardless, the two will look to get back on track April 27th, serving as the lead-in to the title fight between Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones

Another fight was added to the card today as well, one where Lightweight contender Jim Miller will welcome former Strikeforce fighter Pat Healy to the Octagon. It will be an extremely tough test for Healy in his first UFC bout, but an unlikely win would find him riding a ton of momentum already. Miller of course comes in off of his stunning (and bloody) victory over Joe Lauzon, also at UFC 155. 

UFC 159 is shaping up to be a great card, so stay tuned to Lowkick for more coverage of the fights as they unfold. 


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  • lights_out11
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    Another easy fight for bisping!!!!!!by dominant UD!!!!!

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  • Akordas
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    Hahaha yeah right. Not even close remember my words!

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  • KeithFarrell
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    Probably right, Bisping won;t get taken down by Belcher and he will most likely out work him by coming in and out and pressuring.

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  • grapplure
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    still wondering why vitor called out jones instead of anderson??

    easier fight maybe??? haha

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  • Mike Drahota
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    May or may not be easier, but you're not pulling that armbar off on Anderson. Jones may have the advantage elsewhere, like wrestling, but we've yet to see The Spider caught in any dangerous holds (in the Octagon, yes I remember the flying heel hook).

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Bravo, Bravo, Mike Drahota. You, sir, are a genius.

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  • Brian Cox
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    This fight makes a great deal of sense and it's an excellent match for both.

    I give the nod to Belcher in the stand-up and would normally think that Bisping would be an easy fight for AB, but his (Belfort's) performance in his (last) fight against Okami, makes him look suspect in the wrestling department and I think Michael might be able to exploit that and ground out a decision victory. Ostensibly, repeat Okami's performance.

    Anyway, should be a good test for both and will help clear up some of the questions as to whose-who in the 185 top five. I'll pick Belcher, because I've been a fan for a while.

    TKO 2nd round. I don't think Bisping is big enough or strong enough to pull of what Okami did.

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  • KeithFarrell
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    Good fight with big stakes, not exactly a title shot up for grabs but whoever loses this really is at a crossroads and perhaps will be placed outside of contention for the rest of their careers.

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  • ripstic5021
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    At this point I have no interest in this at all, neither one of these guys has the slightest chance of contending for the title any time soon.

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  • IChokePeople
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    Who tf cares about titles? Is it a good match up? Yes.

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  • enjoylife321
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    Interest in Belcher and Bisping is at an all time low....I don't see this fight making any headlines for either fighter....Neither fighter is getting a title shot anytime soon.

    whoever takes this fight is going to have to go through another two opponents impressively before they even start talking title shots.

    Everyone only cares about one thing right now and thats andersons next opponent

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  • Entity
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    Well it's good to finally see the Pahlares hype train derailed.

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  • DG1
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    Later, has-bing! Sianara, no-ca-ching! Bisbing's head bouncing off the canvas again!

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  • Entity
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    haha! facepolm 8-)

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  • DG1
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    Make fun of DG1?

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