Michael Bisping must be a little let down, although he was lobbying for a fight against either Brian Stann or Alan Belcher, the fight he really wanted was Alan Belcher. Today the UFC killed that hope for now and matched him up with Brian Stann instead.
As much as Bisping would have loved to have been matched up with Belcher, the reality is, is that Belcher is coming off an impressive win and Bisping is coming off a loss to a rising contender. Although Bisping's loss to Belcher could also be deemed impressive, as many people felt he had won the fight by dishing out more damage to Sonnen and stuffing almost every takedown attempt. But Bisping does get to fight at UFC 152 in Toronto like he was looking for so he gets part of what he wanted.
Stann just rebounded from a loss to Chael Sonnen with an impressive KO victory over Alessio Sakara. A win over Bisping will definitely put him back into the contender mix, and same goes for Bisping with a win over Stann.
Also added to the card in Toronto, is the Flyweight Tournament final where Demetrious Johnson will take on Joseph Benavidez for the UFC's first ever Flyweight Title, ending the Tournament that started back in March. Johnson just defeated Ian McCall and Benevidez defeated Yasuhiro Urushitani for both to gain access to the Flyweight Tournament Final. The fight will likely serve as the Main Event.
Along with These 2 fights is the BJ Penn vs, Rory MacDonald match-up.
Here's how the Main card looks for UFC 152:
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson - (1st ever flyweight title Fight)
- Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann
- Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn
- Marcus Brimage vs. Jim Hettes
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