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Michael Bisping Gets Long-Awaited Title Shot At UFC 199 Vs. Luke Rockhold

UFC 199

After years of getting oh-so-close to competing for UFC gold, Michael Bisping will finally get his shot at becoming a champion.

UFC president Dana White announced during an appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Wednesday that Bisping will replace Chris Weidman and headline UFC 199 opposite middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

The event takes place June 4 from The Forum in Inglewood, California.

White stated that Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was the first choice to replace Weidman, but knee surgery will keep the former Strikeforce champion from a rematch with Rockhold (15-2).

Back in 2014, Bisping (28-7) suffered a second round submission defeat at the hands of Rockhold.

Below is the current card:

UFC Middleweight Championship
Luke Rockhold (c) vs. Michael Bisping

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Urijah Faber

Featherweight: BJ Penn vs. Cole Miller

Middleweight: Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard

Featherweight: Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green

Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. James Vick

Middleweight: Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic

Light Heavyweight: Luiz Henrique da Silva vs. Jonathan Wilson

Welterweight: Sean Strickland vs. Tom Breese

Featherweight: Clay Guida vs. Brian Ortega

Strawweight: Jessica Penne vs. Jessica Andrade

Lightweight: Polo Reyes vs. Dong Hyun Kim