UFC 204 official for Manchester on Oct 8, Bisping vs Henderson to headline at 5 a.m.

Finally, Michael Bisping will get his rematch with Dan Henderson.

Henderson knocked out Bisping at UFC 100 in highlight reel fashion. Now, over seven years later, the middleweight championship will be on the line as the two men finally settle the score.

Bisping confirmed the fight was on for Oct. 8 in Manchester, England Thursday on his SiriusXM radio show, “The Countdown.”

UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 is scheduled to take place at the Manchester Arena. The main event will happen at approximately 5 a.m. local time to accommodate the North American pay-per-view audience.

With an injury to Chris Weidman forcing Weidman out of competition, with only 17 days notice Bisping stepped up to face champion Luke Rockhold for a second time at UFC 199. Bisping, shocked the world, winning via knockout in the first round to become the UFC Middleweight Champion and became the first British UFC Champion and was awarded ‘Performance of the Night’ honours.

This result is considered as one of the biggest upsets in the UFC title fight history, as Bisping took the fight on short notice and was submitted in their first encounter 18 months earlier.

At the same event, Henderson faced Hector Lombard and won the fight via knockout in the second round via a head kick followed by a reverse elbow and also earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.

Bisping and Henderson were coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter” season nine where the rivalry started.

The UFC is expected to officially announce in the event in the coming days.

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