The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Manchester, England with a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz. It's probable that the winner earns a title shot.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its return to the the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, on Oct. 26, 2013, with a Middleweight main event between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz. The event will air on Fox Sports 2, the rebranded version of Fuel TV.
It's expected that the winner of this middleweight clash will be in line for a future title shot, as both fighters have been impressive in their last fights.
"The Count" has continually sniffed the at top of the division, but can't seem to get over the hump to earn a title shot. He's unfortunately been the fighter that guys earn title shots off of, instead of the fighter that's competing for the title. His last outing, against Alan Belcher at UFC 159, ended in a Technical Unanimous Decision win due to an accidental eye poke.
Munoz has had an equally rough time when it comes to fighting those at the top of the division. Last summer, he was decimated by Chris Weidman at UFC on Fuel: Munoz vs. Weidman in San Jose, California. After a year off, he bounced back with a dominant Unanimous Decision win over Tim Boetsch at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. It was without a doubt, Munoz' best performance in the UFC.
With the middleweight division currently in flux, an impressive win could earn either man a shot at the winner of the UFC 168 main event between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva.