Bisping vs. Belcher announced as UFC 159 co-main event

by Brett Okamoto | source:

A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher will serve as the co-main event for UFC 159 on April 27 in Newark, N.J.

UFC officials confirmed the 185-pound contest to A light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will headline the event.

Both fighters will look to get back into title contention following recent losses. Bisping (23-5) lost a guaranteed title shot against Anderson Silva when he suffered a second-round knockout loss to Vitor Belfort earlier this year.

The Brit had won five of his last six prior to the loss. Bisping holds an overall record of 13-5 in the Octagon. He has never fought for a UFC title.

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Bat21 site profile image  

1/31/13 7:27 PM by Bat21

Love it! Belcher starches Bisping in under 2.

Jesus Quintana site profile image  

1/31/13 7:17 PM by Jesus Quintana

the bisking will ride again!!!!

idsmashit site profile image  

1/31/13 4:03 AM by idsmashit

This will be some fight its been long time coming.

MMA_Hole site profile image  

1/31/13 2:45 AM by MMA_Hole

Chael Sonnen, Chris Leben, Brian Stann, Mayhem Miller, Denis Kang, Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort.Yep, it'll definitely be good to see Bisping fight someone dangerous for once instead of just being fed a no-name can.

funwithbakedgoods site profile image  

1/31/13 1:13 AM by funwithbakedgoods

back to back KO losses for Bisping

Russell Schenck site profile image  

1/31/13 12:59 AM by Russell Schenck

War BELCHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fight4right site profile image  

1/30/13 9:38 PM by fight4right

Awesome fight on a great card

Megatherium site profile image  

1/30/13 9:30 PM by Megatherium

Combat can occur!

Carl Sonnen site profile image  

1/30/13 9:19 PM by Carl Sonnen

Excellent. I called for this over on another site. This has all the drama already built in. This should a very exciting fight and I am really pleased that Dana is gonna let Bisping out from under his wing a little. WAR BELCHER!