The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Michael Bisping will face Yoshihiro Akiyama on October 16th in London at UFC 120. While its not a surprised to see Bisping fight on the organization’s first UK event since UFC 105 the choice of opponent must surely raise some eyebrows given the UFC’s policy of always trying to match up fighters who are both coming off wins or both coming off losses. While Bisping comfortably defeated Dan Miller at UFC 114, Akiyama lost a close fight to Chris Leben at UFC 116. No doubt this unusual decision was informed by Akiyama’s fight of the night performance and the fact that high profile middleweights such as Vito Belfort and Wanderlei Silva are currently unavailable due to injury.
About Will Cooling
A Comics Nexus original, Will Cooling has written about comics since 2004 despite the best efforts of the industry to kill his love of the medium. He now spends much of his time over at Inside Fights where he gets to see muscle-bound men beat each up without retcons and summer crossovers.