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The UFC’s debut event in mainland China will have a pretty solid headliner, thanks to Michael Bisping.

UFC officials recently announced Bisping (30-8 MMA, 20-8 UFC), who lost his middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) on Nov. 4, will fight again on Nov. 26, when he meets Kelvin Gastelum (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in UFC Fight Night 122’s main event.

Bisping, who’s No. 3 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings, replaced Anderson Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-4 UFC), who was pulled from the event due to a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation. He takes on Gastelum, who’s an honorable mention in the rankings, in a UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.

Here’s the official poster:

UFC Fight Night 122 is heavy on local talent, and many promotional newcomers are set for their UFC debuts.

But thanks to Bisping and his quick turnaround, the otherwise ho-hum card still has a marketable main event.

The latest UFC Fight Night 122 card includes:

  • Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Li Jingliang vs. Zak Ottow
  • Alex Caceres vs. Wang Guan
  • Alex Garcia vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes
  • Bobby Nash vs. Kenan Song
  • Kailin Curran vs. Yan Xiaonan
  • Bharat Khandare vs. Pingyuan Liu
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chase Sherman
  • Gina Mazany vs. Yanan Wu
  • Wuliji Buren vs. Rolando Dy
  • Cyril Asker vs. James Mulheron

For more on UFC Fight Night 122, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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