Mixed Martial Arts

Bisping, Belcher ready to face off at UFC 159

The Canadian Press
1/30/2013 2:49:33 PM
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TORONTO -- Middleweights Michael (The Count) Bisping and Alan (The Talent)Belcher will meet in the co-main event of UFC 159 on April 27.

Both men are coming off losses and looking for a win to get back in the 185-pound title hunt

Bisping (23-5) was stopped by Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort on a televised card Jan. 19 in Brazil while Belcher (17-6) lost by decision to Yushin Okami at UFC 155 on Dec. 29.

"Ok I'm back in ASAP like I wanted," Bisping tweeted. "To eradicate the mistake I made last week. April 27th vs Belcher. Back on track!! Make no mistake!"

Also added to the card at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., are lightweights Jim Miller and Pat (Bam Bam) Healy, light-heavyweights Phil (Mr. Wonderful) Davis and Vinny Magalhaes, and heavyweights Roy (Big Country) Nelson and Cheick Kongo.

The main event features light-heavyweight champion Jon (Bones) Jones and Chael Sonnen.

Michael Bisping (Photo: Mark Nolan/Getty Images)


(Photo: Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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