A middleweight bout between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Michael Bisping is currently in the works for UFC 120 in England and will serve as the main event of the evening.
The news was first reported by Fighters Only, who learned that one fighter has signed on for the bout.
Akiyama is looking to step back in the cage quickly following his UFC 116 loss to Chris Leben in the co-main event of the evening. The loss was his first in two fights with the promotion and followed his UFC 100 victory over Alan Belcher a year ago.
Bisping, winner of “The Ultimate Fighter Season 3”, was making his climb up the middleweight ranks before being brutally knocked out by Dan Henderson at UFC 100. He rebounded from the loss with a technical knockout victory over Denis Kang at UFC 105, but lost at UFC 110 to Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision. In his last fight, Bisping earned a unanimous decision victory over Dan Miller as a part of the co-main event of UFC 114.
UFC 120 is set for London, England’s O2 Arena on October 16. No bouts have been officially confirmed by the UFC as of this point in time, but a welterweight contest between Dan Hardy and Carlos Condit is set to make the card alongside the middleweight match up.