Earlier today the UFC confirmed Ultimate Fighter Season 14 coaches Michael Bisping and Jason Miller will settle their differences on December 3 in Las Vegas as part of the TUF 14 Finale. Adding more spice to an already heated affair between the two middleweights, the bout will also be contested in a five-round format rather than three as most non-title tilts are.
The event will also play host to the season’s bantamweight and featherweight finals with one man from each division walking away with a six-figure contract and distinction of being an Ultimate Fighter champion.
“Bisping and ”˜Mayhem’ spent the last few months as TUF coaches and they really got on each other’s nerves,” said UFC President Dana White in a press release. “On December 3, the talking finally ends and these two will go at it inside the Octagon. There’s a lot at stake in this fight. Not only do they get to settle their feud, but they get to prove that they belong in the mix to fight Anderson Silva.”
The last time the 21-3 Bisping fought at an Ultimate Fighter Finale he was contending for the Season 3 prize in his official Octagon debut. Since then “The Count” has racked up ten wins in the eight-sided structure including victories over Chris Leben, Dan Miller, and Yoshihiro Akiyama.
December 3 will mark return to the organization after a single fight in 2005 and subsequently successful run in a variety of promotions including DREAM, ICON Sport, and Strikeforce. He holds an overall record of 24-7 with twenty finishes, the bulk of which have come via submission.
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