UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson 2 Full Fight Card Preview

September 28, 2016

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UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson 2 Full Fight Card Preview



UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 will be held on October 8, 2016 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

The event is expected to be headlined by a UFC Middleweight Championship fight between current champion Michael Bisping and the former Pride Welterweight, Pride Middleweight and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson. They first met previously in July 2009 at UFC 100 with Henderson taking the victory via second round highlight reel knockout.

This will be the fourth UFC event contested in Manchester and first PPV event held in the European/Middle East market since UFC 112.

A bantamweight bout between Brad Pickett and Iuri Alcântara was previously linked to UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett. However, it is now expected to be contested at this event.

Ruslan Magomedov was expected to face Stefan Struve at this event, but pulled out on September 9 due to a staph infection. Struve will now face Daniel Omielańczuk.

Also announced for UFC 204 is No. 6-ranked middleweight Vitor Belfort (25-12 MMA, 14-8 UFC) vs. No. 8 Gegard Mousasi (39-6-2 MMA, 6-3 UFC), recent title challenger and No. 8 light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux (19-8 MMA, 7-3 UFC) vs. honorable mention Jimi Manuwa (15-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), heavyweights Stefan Struve (27-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) vs. Ruslan Magomedov (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), lightweights Adriano Martins (28-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (15-3-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC), bantamweights Iuri Alcantara (33-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) vs. Brad Pickett (25-11, 5-6 MMA), and featherweights Davey Grant (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Damian Stasiak (9-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC).

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