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With news that Chris Weidman is injured and out of his rematch with Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, Michael Bisping is willing to step in on short notice.
— michael (@bisping) May 17, 2016
UFC 199 will be held on June 4, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. While this is the first time the organiSation has hosted an event at the venue, it will be the fifth time that UFC has hosted an event in Los Angeles County. Previous UFC events in the area were held at the Staples Center.
Bisping orinially fought Rockhold in the main event of UFC Fight Night 55held at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on November 8, 2014. Rockhold won the bout via second round submission.
The promotion is still looking for a replacement to fight Rockhold on a little more than two weeks’ notice with Ronaldo Souza and Bisping leading the possibilities.