A middleweight bout between Micheal Bisping and Gegard Mousasi has been added to the UFC’s Fight Night card that is set to take place in London. The fight was announced by UFC officials on Tuesday. The event is scheduled to take place in February of 2016.
Both fighters have been staples in the UFC’s efforts to bring more events into the European and Asian markets. Bisping, who is a native of England, has not fought in the United States since his bout at UFC 159 back in 2013. Mousasi is from the Netherlands and debuted for the UFC in 2013. He has competed for the organization seven times and out of those seven bouts only one has taken place in the United States. The trend will continue as they are now set to square off in London.
Bisping (27-7) has put together a two-fight winning streak after suffering a submission loss to Luke Rockhold in November of last year. Prior to his current win streak, Bisping had alternated wins and losses for the previous eight bouts. He will be looking to stretch his win streak to three which would be the longest he has had since a four-fight win streak back in 2010-2011.
As for Mousasi (37-6-2), he will be looking to bounce back from a TKO loss to Uriah Hall. It was the first time that Mousasi had ever lost a bout via a knockout or TKO. Since his debut in 2013, the Dutch fighter has only been able to put together a win streak of two but he as competed against some of the top fighters in both the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions such as Lyoto Machida, Dan Henderson, and Jacare Souza.