The UFC heads over to Australia this Friday night with UFC Fight Night 55.
The event airs on Saturday in Sydney from the Allphones Arena, but due to the time difference, streams live on UFC Fight Pass Friday in North America.
In the headline bout, Michael Bisping meets his second straight former Strikeforce champion in Luke Rockhold. These two have exchanged “pleasantries” on several occasions, even before they were announced as opponents.
Bisping (25-6) has alternated wins and losses in his last five, going 3-2 during that span. Rockhold (12-2), meanwhile, has won two straight – both finishes – since his loss to Vitor Belfort last year.
Other planned main card bouts include Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta, Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker and Soa Palalei vs. Walt Harris.
The complete lineup, along with a video promo, are below:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/10 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Luke Rockhold
Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta
Middleweight: Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker
Heavyweight: Soa Palelei vs. Walt Harris
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:45 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Vagner Rocha vs. Jake Matthews
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Perosh vs. Guto Inocente
Welterweight: Dylan Andrews vs. Sam Alvey
Flyweight: Louis Smolka vs. Richie Vaculik
Welterweight: Vik Grujic vs. Chris Clements
Middleweight: Luke Zachrich vs. Daniel Kelly
Bantamweight: Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Marcus Brimage