Michael Bisping steps in against Luke Rockhold at UFC 199


Just one day after Chris Weidman was forced out of his UFC 199 championship match with Luke Rockhold, the UFC has found a replacement — “The Count” Michael Bisping.

The match-up was confirmed on Wednesday by UFC President Dana White.

Bisping and Rockhold fought at UFC Fight Night 55 in 2014, with the current champ earning a second round submission victory.

Bisping (28-7) is riding a three-fight winning streak, with victories over C.B. Dollaway, Thales Leites and most recently, probably the biggest victory of his career, Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night 84.

Rockhold (15-2) lost his UFC debut to Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 8 in 2013, but has since been undefeated. The champ is riding a five-fight winning streak with his most recent victory being a TKO over Weidman at UFC 194 to capture the gold.

UFC 199 goes down on June 4 from The Forum in Inglewood, California.


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