After news broke of an injury that has forced Chris Weidman out of his UFC Middleweight Championship rematch against current champion Luke Rockhold, the UFC announced today that Middleweight contender Michael Bisping will take Weidman’s place in the main event against Rockhold for the title at UFC 199 in Inglewood, CA at the Forum.
For Bisping (MMA Record: 29-7, UFC: 18-7) this will be his first title shot since signing with the UFC in 2006 after winning season 3 of the Ultimate Fighter. Bisping has gone 4-1 in his last five fights, with his last victory being a unanimous decision victory against Anderson Silva back in February in England. On November 7th, 2014, Bisping was defeated by Luke Rockhold in a non-title fight.
UFC 199 will also feature Dominick Cruz defending the UFC Bantamweight Championship against Urijah Faber as they look to complete their trilogy, Hector Lombard vs. Dan Henderson, Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas, Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green, Brian Ortega vs. Clay Guida, and more.