Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping UFC

 Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping UFC

Breaking news! Anderson Silva Vs Michael Bisping will fight on February 27th, 2016.

The event takes place Feb. 27 at The O2 in London. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s digital streaming outlet – one that’s seen recent improvements with the quality of its lineups.

Bisping initially was slated to fight Gegard Mousasi (37-6-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC). Officials didn’t announce his status, but he could remain on the card with a new opponent.

Bisping is currently ranked No. 8 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings. Silva, who long reigned as No. 1 during a lengthy title reign from 2006 to 2013, is an honorable mention and just outside the top 15.

Bisping, who celebrates his 37th birthday one day after the event, fights for the 25th time under the UFC banner. He’s been on a bit of an international tour as of late, competing in Australia, Canada, Macau and Scotland over his past five outings. The fighter, who now competes in his home country (and against an opponent’s he’s long desired), is currently riding a two-fight winning streak after victories over Thales Leites and C.B. Dollaway.

Silva fights for the first time since his January victory over Nick Diaz, which ultimately resulted in a no-contest, a one-year suspension and hefty fine when he failed drug tests due to multiple banned substances. Silva, who had suffered back-to-back title losses to Chris Weidman before that UFC 183 fiasco, blamed the failed tests on a tainted sexual enhancer. Before the three-fight winless streak, the 40-year-old Brazilian was the sport’s most dominant fighter and went 17-0 with a UFC-record 10 consecutive title defenses.

This will be one of the biggest fights of 2016.

Posted on: December 25, 2015, by :
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