I can't wait for the "Countdown" special on this one.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will finally settle one of its biggest middleweight grudge matches by sending longtime 185-pound contender Michael Bisping into battle against ex-Strikeforce division kingpin Luke Rockhold at the UFC Fight Night 55 event on Fight Pass, which is scheduled for Nov. 8, 2014 inside AllPhones Arena in Sydney, Australia.
"The Count" announced their bout on FOX Sports 1 earlier today.
Bisping (25-6) is fresh off a technical knockout victory over Cung Le last month in Macau, China. Disposing of Le -- who also held gold for Scott Coker and Co. -- returned him to the win column after a disappointing unanimous decision loss against yet another Strikeforce import, Tim Kennedy, last April.
The brash Brit has not won consecutive fights in nearly three years.
Rockhold (12-2), meanwhile, also got back to his winning ways last January, crumpling division stalwart Costas Philippou with a stinging kick to the body. He followed that up by thrashing Tim Boetsch and outside of his hiccup against Vitor Belfort, the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) standout has looked nearly perfect.
Who ya' got?
No other fights have been announced for UFC Fight Night 55 at this time, but local hero Hector Lombard is expected to compete, as is mixed martial arts (MMA) elder statesman Anthony Perosh.