Bisping Cleared to Fight; Scheduled for TUF Nations Finale
It will be almost a year since Michael Bisping (24-5) has fought in the Octagon. He has been suffering from a detached retina that derailed his hopes to fight in his hometown of Manchester against Mark Munoz last year and has been waiting for it to heal since. The Ultimate Fighter winner has going 14-5 in the UFC and has hovered close to a Middleweight title shot since dropping down to 185.
Bisping will fight former Strikeforce Middleweight title contender Tim Kennedy (17-4) on the TUF Nations card. Since moving to the UFC, Kennedy has gone 2-0 with wins over Roger Gracie and Rafael Natal.
The Bisping vs Kennedy fight joins the previously announced Patrick Cote vs Kyle Noke fight. In addition to the TUF Nations Finalists bouts, Mark Bocek, Sam Stout, and Mitch Gagnon all have fights on the UFC Quebec card.