Michael Bisping faces Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai
Michael Bisping faces Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai / Pic: via Facebook

UFC Fight Night 122: Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Former middleweight champion, England’s Michael Bisping (31-8-0) has no intention to stop. Only a week after his clash with Canadian MMA legend Georges St-Pierre at Madison Square Garden in New York, he has agreed to step in and face American Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-0, 1NC) in the headline-bout at UFC Fight Night 122. The event airs live on Fight Pass, taking place at Mercedes Benz Arena on Saturday, November 25 in Shanghai, China.

“The new main event comes after original headliner Anderson Silva was removed from the card due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 26, 2017,” says the announcement made on Sunday.

Last year Bisping defeated Anderson Silva, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson. According to the official UFC website he is currently ranked N.2.

Ranked N.9 Gastelum is coming off a defeat suffered against Chris Weidman. Nevertheless he is unbeaten in three of his last four bouts, with the victories earned over Johny Hendricks and Tim Kennedy.

The fight card also includes a welterweight battle between Li Jingliang and Zak Ottow, as well as a featherweight bout between Wang Guan and Alex Caceres. The current line up can be found below.

Middleweight Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Welterweight Li Jingliang vs. Zak Ottow
Featherweight Wang Guan vs. Alex Caceres
Welterweight Muslim Salikhov vs. Alex Garcia
Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes
Welterweight Kenan Song vs. Bobby Nash
Women’s Strawweight Kailin Curran vs. Yan Xiaonan
Bantamweight Pingyuan Liu vs. Bharat Khandare
Heavyweight Chase Sherman vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Women’s Bantamweight Yanan Wu vs. Gina Mazany
Featherweight Wuliji Buren vs. Rolando Dy
Heavyweight Cyril Asker vs. James Mulheron

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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