[Fight Week!] UFC 204: Fight card information and preview for Manchester event

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UFC 204 will be held on October 8, 2016, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

This will be the fourth UFC event contested in Manchester and first PPV event held in the EMEA market since UFC 112.

The event is expected to be headlined by a UFC Middleweight Championship fight between current champion Michael Bisping and the former Pride Welterweight, Pride Middleweight and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson. The pairing met previously in July 2009 at UFC 100 with Henderson taking the victory via second round highlight reel knockout.

Bisping (29-7 MMA) won the UFC middleweight title last time out, shocking the MMA world by knocking out Luke Rockhold in the first round of their UFC 199 title fight. Prior to winning the title, Bisping was riding a three-fight winning streak with wins over C.B Dollaway, Thales Leites and former middleweight king Anderson Silva.

Henderson (32-14 MMA) is coming off a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus KO win over Hector Lombard, also at UFC 199. Prior to the win, Hendo has traded wins and losses since his return to middleweight at UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson.

The co-main event features a middleweight contest between #5 ranked Vitor Belfort and #9 ranked Gegard Mousasi.

Kicking off the PPV main card is a featherweight bout between Mirsad Bektic and Jeremy Kennedy. The preliminary card headliner will feature England’s Brad Pickett as he faces Iuri Alcântara.

Danny Roberts vs. Mike Perry will headline the UFC Fight Pass portion of the show whilst debutant Marc Diakiese will face Lukasz Sajewski in the first fight of the night.

Check out the full fight card below:

Main Card (PPV)
Michael Bisping (c) vs. Dan Henderson
Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa
Stefan Struve vs. Daniel Omielańczuk
Mirsad Bektic vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Iuri Alcântara vs. Brad Pickett
Ian Entwistle vs. Rob Font
Damian Stasiak vs. Davey Grant
Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Danny Roberts vs. Mike Perry
Leonardo Santos vs. Adriano Martins
Lukasz Sajewski vs. Marc Diakiese

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