Fresh from his defeat against Vitor Belfort, Michael Bisping will again take on another event and this time it will happen on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. This event is already getting fans’ attention for the past months since this will culminate Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as they battle it out for the heavyweight title at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
The middleweight bout between Bisping and Belcher is a co-headliner event which was announced by UFC officials Wednesday. Bisping was full of hope as he fought Belfort in the last UFC event but he was knocked out in just the second round of the fight. “The Count” is a 33 year old fighter from Manchester, England and has a 23 win and 5 loss professional report cards. Before he lost to Belfort, he enjoyed a win against Brian Stann in UFC 152 Jones versus Belfort via unanimous decision last September 2012.
His opponent, Alan “The Talent” Belcher on the other hand is 28 years of age from Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. He is a middleweight with 18 wins and 7 losses. His last fight however, was a loss against Yushin Okami at UFC 155 Dos Santos versus Velasquez 2 in December 2012 via unanimous decision. Before this loss, he enjoyed 4 consecutive wins over Wilson Gouvela, Patrick Cote, Jason MacDonald and Rousimar Palhares.
If you think “The Count” and “The Talent” will make a formidable pair, wait till you find out another pair who will face off at the Octagon for UFC 159, Pat Healey returns to fighting after he won against Kurt Holobaugh at the last Strikeforce event Marquardt versus Saffiedine in January 2012 via unanimous decision. He will fight Jim Miller whose last appearance on the Octagon was a win against Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 Dos Santos versus Velasquez 2 in December 2012 also via unanimous decision. There will surely be more news about UFC 159 as officials get ready to add more fighters for the event’s co-headline fights.
So get ready for more action as UFC 159 comes this April 2013. Aside from being a much awaited come back event for Michael Bisping as he battles Alan Belcher it is also of course a jam-packed action event as the two controversial fighters Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen finally meet each other for the heavyweight title.