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Michael Bisping vs Brian Stann booked for UFC 152 on Sept. 22 in Toronto

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Count Michael Bisping and Brian Stann out of the Anderson Silva sweepstakes ... for now.

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. 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.

And while he was talking all kinds of trash and calling out everyone under the sun, from Chris Weidman to Alan Belcher, the brash Brit have to settle for an "All American."

Stann is also recovering from injury, having been knocked out of the UFC on Fox 4 main event -- where he would have taken on Octagon newcomer Hector Lombard -- thanks to a shoulder problem.

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.

Sound good?

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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