Stepping in for the injured “Filipino Wrecking Machine” is surging Brit Michael Bisping, who now finds himself one fight away from a title shot against UFC champ and pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva.
UFC on Fox 2 takes place Jan. 28 and marks the first of four planned live UFC events on Fox’s flagship network in 2012. Emanating from the United Center in Chicago, the show will be headlined by a No. 1 contender’s bout showcasing elite light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Phil Davis.
Bisping (Pictured) had initially been slated to square off with Demian Maia at the event, but the Brazilian is now left without a foe. It is currently unknown if Maia will still compete on the card against a different opponent. Bisping, 32, has won four straight fights, most recently knocking out former Strikeforce talent Jason Miller at “The Ultimate Fighter 14” finale in December.
A former UFC and WEC title challenger, 34-year-old Sonnen returned to the cage in October after serving a suspension handed down by the California State Athletic Commission. Sonnen reentered the Octagon 14 months after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone in his failed August 2010 title bid against Silva, submitting Brian Stann with an arm-triangle choke at UFC 136.view original article >>
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