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Michael Bisping set to take on Vitor Belfort in London

Bisping to take on Belfort at UFC London in March

Following the news that Vitor Belfort’s matchup at UFC Fight Night 124 had been scrapped at the last minute, it looks like he won’t have to wait long to find a new opponent.

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Vitor Belfort was supposed to make his final walk to the Octagon tonight to face off against Uriah Hall, in what he says would be his final career fight – However, Hall was unable to make it to the weigh-ins after suffering an alleged seizure and so the bout was scrapped.

Now it looks as though the UFC has found a replacement fight for Vitor Belfort, one which could make for a night of double retirements. Globo has reported that the UFC is set to make Michael Bisping vs Vitor Belfort the main event of UFC London, set to take place in March.

Bisping who recently lost his Middleweight title to a returning Georges St-Pierre and then suffered a devastating knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum just three weeks later has expressed his desire to fight one last time in London before he retires from the sport.

Bisping has already met with Belfort in the past, to pair traded kicks and punches in 2013, where Belfort head kicked Bisping and then finished him off with subsequent punches in the second round.

Although the UFC has yet to confirm the booking, this would be a perfect curtain call for both fighters, and a great addition to the UFC London card which features a rematch between Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz. Top Welterweight prospect Darren Till is also rumoured to be appearing on the card.

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