Last week, UFC middleweight Michael Bisping mentioned Brian Stann and Alan Belcher as opponents he was interested in facing when he returns to form this fall after undergoing knee surgery a few weeks back. Stann wasted little time, quickly speaking up to express his interest in a bout with the Brit, and now Belcher has come forward to do the same with the added caveat of a conversation with UFC matchmaker Joe Silva.
“Michael Bisping mentioned that he would like to fight Alan Belcher. Alan accepts,” exclaimed the 185-pounder’s chief trainer, Duke Roufus, in a post on The Underground.
Belcher holds an overall record of 18-6 including victories in a quartet of consecutive clashes. He most recently stopped Rousimar Palhares with strikes at UFC on FOX 3, adding to other past wins over the likes of Denis Kang, Ed Herman, Jorge Santiago, and Patrick Cote. Sixteen of his total triumphs have involved some form of finish.
If the two are paired up the fight is likely to take place on September 22 at UFC 152 based on comments from Bisping.
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