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Wednesday, 07/03/2013, 06:41 am

Michael Bisping and Costa Philippou Possible for Fall Fight in Manchester


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA


It was announced Tuesday night on Fuel TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ that the camps of Michael Bisping and Constantinos Philippou are both interested in making a fight happen between the two middleweight fighters in Manchest, England this fall.


A number of 185-lb. fighters have expressed interest in welcoming Bisping back to the Octagon, including two former Strikeforce middleweight champions, Luke Rockhold and Cung Le.


Bisping’s last fight in the cage saw a unanimous decision victory over Alan Belcher, but following the fight ‘The Count’ needed to have surgery to repair a detached retina. The fight with Belcher marked his first fight since losing a title-contention bout against Vitor Belfort in January.


Costas Philippou has won five of his last fights, two via T/KO. He was slated to face Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza last May, but a laceration to his face forced Philippou to withdraw.


The bout itself and the date of the event in Manchester have not been confirmed by the UFC at this time.