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UFC 75: Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill is official ...finally

It's official:

Michael Bisping and Matt Hamill will meet in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 75 on September 8 in London, England, according to UFC.com.

Just last week, we passed along news that Ticketmaster.com announced the showdown on its Web site. In the wake of UFC 72, however, just a few days later FightNetwork.com claimed that Ken Shamrock would face "The Count."

Then, two days ago Dave Meltzer reported that the Shamrock announcement was an error and that Hamill was indeed still the opponent.ÂÂ

The back-and-forth speculation has been nothing short of maddening. It's good to finally get the official word on this fiasco.

While Bisping-Hamill is not a dream come true, it is a solid test for the British star.

Hamill is a phenomenal wrestler, who displayed another facet of his skill set with a first round technical knockout of Rex Holman at UFC 68 in March.

Bisping, of course, has made a name for himself as a striker, finishing nearly 70 percent of his opponents via T(KO). The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season three 205-pound winner will more than likely see a step up in competition if he can dispatch of Hamill in front of his hometown crowd at the 02 Arena.

For the developing UFC 75 fight card click here.

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