UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 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.
The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Middleweight Championship rematch between current champion Luke Rockhold and former champion Chris Weidman. They previously met at UFC 194, when Rockhold won Weidman’s title via fourth round TKO.
However, Weidman pulled out on May 17 due to a large extrusion herniation on his neck. The first replacement choice was former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza, who lost his title to Rockhold in 2011, but he injured his meniscus in a win at UFC 198 against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort. Therefore, he was replaced by The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Michael Bisping.
The fight will also be a rematch as the two met previously in November of 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping, with Rockhold winning via submission in the second round.
The co-main event is expected to feature a UFC Bantamweight Championship trilogy bout between current two-time champion Dominick Cruz and former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber. The pairing first met at featherweight on WEC 26 in 2007, when Faber defeated Cruz via guillotine choke to defend his title. The rematch took place on UFC 132 in 2011, when Cruz defended his title for the first time via unanimous decision.
The full card can be found below along with an extended preview of the event:
Main Card (PPV)
Luke Rockhold (c) vs. Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title
Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Urijah Faber for the UFC bantamweight title
Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas
Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard
Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Brian Ortega vs. Clay Guida
Beneil Dariush vs. James Vick
Jessica Penne vs. Jessica Andrade
Cole Miller vs. Alex Caceres
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Sean Strickland vs. Tom Breese
Jonathan Wilson vs. Luiz Henrique da Silva
Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic
Polo Reyes vs. Dong Hyun Kim
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