Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 2 official for UFC 204

Michael Bisping

After a period of much speculation, it has officially been announced that Michael Bisping’s first middleweight title defense will be against Dan Henderson at UFC 204.

Bisping made the announcement on his podcast:

“Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping for the 185 pound middleweight title, October 8 from Manchester — live on pay-per-view. Do not miss it.”

Henderson, who has stated that he will retire regardless of whether or not he wins or loses the fight, will enter the fight coming off a win over Hector Lombar at UFC 199, where Bisping won the belt.