A middleweight bout between Mark Muñoz and Michael Bisping is set to headline the UFC’s October trip to Manchester, England. The five-round bout will serve as the UFC’s headliner for the October 26 fight card. The long-rumored card is now finally confirmed after some reports to the contrary.
News of the bout first broke via twitter:
Just announced by @danawhite Michael Bisping vs Mark Munoz for Manchester on Oct 26th!!
— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) August 3, 2013
Both fighters come into the bout after erasing devastating losses by picking up wins in their last fights. Bisping would batter Alan Belcher to get back in the win column at UFC 159, while Muñoz would dominate Tim Boetsch to put himself back in contention at UFC 162.
No broadcast plans have been announced at this time but given the UFC’s recent trends, the card will likely air on FOX Sports 1. Though not formerly announced, the card is expected to take place at the Manchester Arena.