Wanderlei Silva and Michael Bisping will go toe to toe as part of the UFC 110 main event in Sydney, Australia on February 21st, 2010. We were able to confirm the bout through several sources close to us:
The UFC have just issued bout agreements to both Michael “The Count” Bisping and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva to become the main event for the promotion’s first trip to Australia in February next year.
The official fight contracts could be signed as early as this week, meaning the originally scheduled bout between Wanderlei and Japanese star, Yoshihiro Akiyama has been scrapped for the time being.
Bisping rebounded impressively from his first knockout loss of his career to defeat Canadian veteran, Denis Kang at UFC 105 via TKO earlier this month. The performance was one of the best of the Brit’s career and gave renewed hope to fans that a title was in the future of the man from Clitheroe.
Silva has lost five of his last six fights, with his only victory coming over Keith Jardine at UFC 84 in May last year. The fight will be the Brazilian legend’s first at middleweight, something that could have serious implications on his condition and cardio during the fight.