Michael Bisping says UFC on FX 7 bout with Vitor Belfort is the perfect tune-up fight for Anderson Silva


If Michael Bisping brings home the “W” against Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7, then he will be the number one contender in line for Anderson Silva’s UFC Middleweight Championship.

“The Count” believes that this fight with Belfort is the perfect “tune-up” for the champ. What better way to train for a south-paw than to fight a south-paw? He spoke with about the “tune-up”.

“The good thing is Vitor Belfort is the perfect warm-up for Anderson Silva. He’s a southpaw, Anderson’s a southpaw, and they’re both incredible strikers. My skills against a southpaw have definitely improved a lot in this training camp. At the start of the camp I was struggling because things do change due to the stance. But now I’m over those problems. Fingers crossed I get the business done, and then I’ve had the perfect tune-up for Anderson Silva.”

The fight goes down in Belfort’s home country of Brazil and the native is the favorite. Bisping comes into the fight as a +105 underdog, so he will have a lot to prove.

The UFC will return to FX for the seventh time on January 19 for UFC on FX 7 from the Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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