Bisping vs. Wanderlei Silva?

by Michael Pepper | source:

MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that the main event is all set for the UFC’s next visit to the UK on November 14th as Wolfslair trained middleweight, Michael “The Count” Bisping will take on Brazilian MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva in Manchester, England.

News of the fight was passed along to MMABay by a source at the Wand Fight Team in Las Vegas, Nevada who revealed that the Brazilian would be putting pen to paper very soon after returning from receiving the key to the city in Pensacola, Florida. It will be the first fight of his career to be competed at 185 pounds.

He will be taking on UK star, Michael Bisping who has a point to prove after getting knocked out in his last bout against Dan Henderson. The fight will take place as close to the Brit’s home town as you can get with Manchester’s M.E.N. Arena located just a stones throw away from the Widnes based Wolfslair MMA Academy where he trains.

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Smith1234 site profile image  

7/23/09 9:47 PM by Smith1234

I admire Michael's heart to do this. Only way Wandy loses is if the cut destroys him. Other than that, BRUTAL KO is on the way.

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7/23/09 7:58 PM by OuTkAsTTTTT69

I see him trying to outpoint Wandy.

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7/23/09 6:58 PM by SmashedAceHole


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7/23/09 6:56 PM by Fight!

Dang, does the UFC really hate Bisping that much?

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7/23/09 6:08 PM by NHB USA

 I don;t even want to watch Bisping bike ride anymore, the guy is just boring as hell.  Hopefully Wand will KO him Hendo style.  This is a lackluster main event for sure.

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7/23/09 5:17 PM by ShadoKhan

- WAND MANAGER SAYS BISPING BOUT A "NO-GO"Thursday, July 23, 2009 - by Steven Marrocco - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Despite multiple reports to the contrary, Wanderlei Silva will not be fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 105 in November, says Silva's manager Rob Cardenas. "A fight between Wanderlei Silva and Michael Bisping in November at UFC 105 has not been discussed by and between Wanderlei and the UFC. Certainly, there have been no formal proposals, or discussions relative to this match-up," Cardenas told Thursday afternoon. "Of course, there is speculation that such a fight will occur, and certainly there remains a possibility of such a match-up, however, at this time, rumors of the fight occurring at UFC 105, are simply that: rumors."Reports of the match-up surfaced Thursday morning, stating that Silva was soon to complete a deal to take on the winner of "The Ultimate Fighter" season three. Cardenas said the fight's timing was contrary to Silva's wishes."Wanderlei and his coach, Raphael Alejarra, have both expressed a preference that Wanderlei wait until February for his next match. However, if at some point in time, such a fight is proposed by the UFC, it will be given the appropriate consideration, as do all proposals, and a decision will be made at that time," continued Cardenas."In fact in a recent interview that we just completed, he'd like to fight Dan Henderson next, which he understands isn't going to happen for a while because Dan is fighting Rich Franklin." Silva last appeared at UFC 93, where he lost a unanimous decision to Franklin. In post-fight interviews, Silva felt he had won the fight and requested an eventual rematch. Cardenas did not pinpoint any names for Silva's desired return in February. (Editor's Note: This article was updated at 4:30 p.m. ET to reflect additional information and clarification provided by Silva's manager.)

Daniel11 site profile image  

7/23/09 5:05 PM by Daniel11

Silva lost 5 of his last 6 fights. He lost to Hendo even. This match up makes sense. It puts the rankings in order. Hendo moves up, Silva is moving down, and so did Bisping. This fight is important to both fighters to prove they are still moving forward and not falling behind.

MrSmiff site profile image  

7/23/09 1:13 PM by MrSmiff

I can't wait for the gifs of the WRC (Wandy Rape Choke) on Bisping.Down for "The Count"

inf0 site profile image  

7/23/09 1:11 PM by inf0

Wandy is going to Bisping Bisping.

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7/23/09 1:11 PM by BONEtheDOME