‘The London card sucks’ you said, ‘us snaggle toothed Brits never get cards befitting of the fact we have a Queen’ you said. It’s hard to believe Dana White listened to the wailing in the wind but boy has he managed to shut up detractors bemoaning the lack of star power for the UFC London card by adding Anderson Silva who will now face Manchester’s own Michael Bisping.
The announcement which could easily have made most PPV customers sit up was made by White earlier today via Twitter and was welcomed universally by fans and media alike. Many reacted positively around the attraction it will give to Fight Pass further boltsering rumours that the promotion is set to give fight fans compelling reasons to become a subscriber.
— Dana White (@danawhite) December 24, 2015
The 40 year old Silva headlines a card already sold out. In fact when tickets went on sale they disappeared in a matter of minutes. It’s a match up Bisping has been arguing for, all be it when Silva owned the middleweight championship belt, he undoubtably welcomes the match up more so than his previous opponent, Gegard Mousasi. Mousasi is set to remain on the card tweeted earlier that he is not injured and reassured fans that his management were working with the UFC to secure a replacement opponent.
The line up, due to take place on 27th February appears almost complete and stacks up, not in bout order, as follows:
Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva
Gegard Mousasi vs. TBD
Nikita Krylov vs. Jimi Manuwa
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson
Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke
Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura
Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett
Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera
Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza
Jarjis Danho vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Teemu Packalen vs. Lukasz Sajewski
Martin Svensson vs. David Teymur
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