UFC middleweight Michael Bisping will look to bounce back from a somewhat controversial decision loss to Chael Sonnen when he takes to the Octagon this summer at UFC 148. Bisping will face red-hot challenger Tim Boetsch at the July 7 event who will be going for his fourth win in a row.
Organization officials confirmed the fight earlier today.
The 22-4 Bisping has beaten a number of respected opponents since first bursting on the scene after winning the Ultimate Fighter 3. Among the numerous foes he’s felled inside the Octagon are Jason Miller, Dan Miller, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Chris Leben. “The Count” nearly earned a title-shot against Sonnen in late January but came up short on the scorecards in a fight many fans felt he actually won.
Boetsch is no slouch at 185 pounds either, winning all three of his fights since dropping down to the division including an exciting comeback affair against Yushin Okami at UFC 144. He holds an overall record of 15-4 with twelve stoppages and notable success against Nick Ring and Kendall Grove.
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