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Michael Bisping Will Use Belfort as Warm-up for Anderson Silva Match
Michael Bisping is looking at this Saturday’s match-up with Vitor Belfort as a “warm up” match for his fight with Anderson Silva in the coming months. Bisping will meet Belfort this Saturday night at UFC on FX 7 at Geraldo Jose De Almeida State Gymnasium in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Bisping is very confident that no matter how Belfort is prepared for this match he is more confident on his ability to overcome his opponent. He mentions plans on wearing the fighter down and when he is tire enough this will be his chance to finish the match. If Bisping comes out as a victor in this match, he will receive his chance to fight Anderson Silva, a fighter that everyone is too chicken to fight!
When he was interviewed by ESPN, Bisping remarked about his match this Saturday by saying: “The good thing is Vitor Belfort is the perfect warm-up for Anderson Silva, He’s southpaw, Anderson’s southpaw and they’re both incredible strikers.” He added: “My skills against a southpaw have definitely improved a lot in this training camp. At the start of the camp I was struggling because things do change due to the stance. But now I’m over those problems.” In a final word to interviewers: “Fingers crossed I get the business done, and then I’ve had the perfect tune-up for Anderson Silva.”
Michael “The Count” Bisping is a middleweight from Manchester, England. He has an impressive professional MMA record of 23 wins and only 4 losses. His last action on the Octagon is a win over Brian Stann at UFC 152 – Jones versus Belfort in September 2012 via unanimous decision. Before this win however, “The Count” lost to Chael Sonnen via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 2 –Evans versus Davis in January 2012. Bisping is one of a few MMA fighters who started without a single loss. He enjoyed a 15 consecutive winning streak since he became a pro in 2004.
Vitor Belfort on the other hand is a middleweight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He enjoys a 21 win and 10 loss professional career. His last fight was a loss over Jon Jones in a headline fight at UFC 152 in September 2012. Before this he had 2 consecutive wins over Anthony Johnson and Yoshihiro Akiyama in UFC 142 and UFC 133 respectively. He lost to Anderson Silva in UFC 126 in a headline fight after Silva KO’d him in just less than 4 minutes of round 1.