For years it seems Michael Bisping and Cung Le have been on an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) collision course, but the Middleweight bout never came to fruition for various reasons.
"The Count" and the former Strikeforce 185-pound champion will finally meet inside the Octagon, headlining the upcoming UFC Fight Night event at Cotai Arena in Macau, China, on Aug. 23, 2014, according to company president Dana White (via ESPN.com).
Bisping will look to rebound from yet another crushing setback, dropping a unanimous decision to the
dry hump wrestling-minded Tim Kennedy, who smothered the Brit to score an upset win at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Nations" Finale last month.
It marked the third defeat for Bisping in his five most recent appearances, indicating that perhaps any and all championship opportunities have been lost for TUF 3's winner.
Le, meanwhile, hasn't stepped foot inside the Octagon since knocking out Rich Franklin at UFC on Fuel TV 6 in late 2012 with a highlight-real one-punch finish. The win was his second straight inside the Octagon since losing to Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139 via technical knockout in Nov. 2011.
The 42-year-old action film star is 2-1 since his UFC debut more than two years ago.
The latest UFC Fight Night "Macau" event will feature a co-main event between top Welterweight contenders, Hector Lombard and Dong Hyun Kim. No other bouts have been announced and/or rumored at this time.