LONDON ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Michael Bisping of Great Britain celebrates victory against Yoshihiro Akiyama of Japan during their UFC middleweight bout at the O2 Arena on October 16 2010 in London England. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Actually, it's entirely possible the bout the two were just booked in the co-main event of UFC 152 on Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in a number one contender bout.
UFC.com brought word of the pending bout late last night.
Bisping is still recovering from an injury that forced him out of his planned bout against Tim Boetsch at UFC 148 (then UFC 149). He hasn't competed since dropping a razor thin decision to Chael Sonnen at UFC on Fox 2 on Jan. 28 in Chicago.
Had he been able to fulfill that obligation, he may very well have been looking at a title shot.
That's because, just like Bisping, his only loss in his last five fights came at the hands of Sonnen, who has since been vanquished by Silva and sent to the back of the middleweight line. That leaves Bisping and Stann to fight it out to get to the front.
UFC 152 will feature a flyweight championship main event between tournament finalists Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson. Bisping vs. Stann will serve as the co-feature of the evening, while B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald is also scheduled for the undercard in the "Great White North."
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