The upcoming UFC 100 main fight card will include a must-see middleweight match-up between Michael “The Count” Bisping taking on Dan “Hollywood” Henderson. According to a recent article written by the Manchester Evening News, the winner of the ‘Bisping vs. Henderson’ bout will automatically earn a title shot against current champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva.
If Bisping wins, he’ll most likely take on Silva at UFC 105 which is scheduled to take place in Manchester, England. This would be Bisping’s first UFC title shot. Bisping holds an overall MMA record of 17-1, 7-1 in the UFC and 3-0 as a UFC middleweight.
If Henderson wins, it will be his third time trying to acquire a UFC title. The first time was against Rampage Jackson for the light heavyweight title where he lost via a unanimous decision after five rounds. His second try was a loss to Silva via a rear naked choke in the second round. The third time may be a charm, but he’ll have to get past Bisping first.
Earlier this week, there was news of a possible bout between Silva and Yushin Okami slated for September. However, it seems like the UFC has decided to make Okami face someone else before a crack at the title. In April, Okami was forced to cancel his UFC 98 fight against Dan Miller after injuring his knee during a training session, so he may have to redeem himself first.
UFC 100 will headline a heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir. The pair of heavyweights have fought before with a victory of Mir over Lesnar via a kneebar submission. The much anticipated heavyweight main event rematch has the possibility of being fight of the night. However, Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves has been labeled the co-main event. The bout between GSP and Alves is for the UFC welterweight belt. Many great fights to come at UFC 100, expect fireworks on July 11!