Michael Bisping - UFC on Fox 2The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday confirmed a rumored UFC event for Oct. 26 in Manchester, England, as well as the fight cards headliner, Michael Bisping vs. Mark Munoz.

UFC officials didn’t expand on the details, but on Sunday added the event to its website, indicating it will air on Fox Sports 2, which is a rebranding of Fuel TV that is expected to take place alongside the launch of Fox Sports 1 on Aug. 17.

The UFC last made the trip to Manchester four years ago for UFC 105, which featured Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera in the night’s main event.

Bisping (24-5) most recently fought at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen. He defeated Alan Belcher by a unanimous technical decision after the fight was stopped following an injury to Belcher’s eye. The injury was a result of an incidental poke to the eye by Bisping.

Bisping has been on the cusp of a title shot for the past couple of years, but has twice been derailed, once by Chael Sonnen and then by Vitor Belfort.

Munoz (13-3) is fresh off of a dominating performance over Tim Boetsch at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman on July 6 in Las Vegas. He had been out of action for a year prior to that bout, battling injuries, depression, and extreme weight gain, but if anything, he seemed to gain strength from overcoming adversity.

Munoz had also been a step away from a shot at the UFC middleweight championship, but was stopped last summer by Chris Weidman, who recently upset Anderson Silva to win the belt.

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