Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Michael Bisping is once again trying to make his way toward the top of the 185-pound division, this time at the expense of veteran mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Gegard Mousasi.
They'll do the deed at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 83 event, which takes place inside O2 Arena in London, England, on Feb. 27, 2015, and according to "The Count" (via Submission Radio), "The Dreamcatcher" is going to be out-gunned in every aspect of the fight.
"I always see myself winning on my feet. I think I fight at a higher tempo, I'm faster than him, and ultimately I think I've got a more diverse striking game. But we'll see - and I think actually I'll have the strength advantage over him. I see him kind of getting bullied in the strength department at times, he gets taken down quite frequently. So listen, this is a mixed martial arts fight, and in this fight you're going to see a full display of everything that he can do and I can do. I don't think having a one-dimensional game plan will be successful against this guy. I'm going to have to mix it up, keep him guessing, but ultimately I do like to fight on the feet, so I think predominantly that's where it will take place. But I will look to take him down and use the good old ground and pound, as you say."
"The Count" will have five rounds to get it done.
Bisping (27-7) was able to string together back-to-back wins over CB Dollaway and Thales Leites to cap off a successful 2015 fight campaign. Mousasi (37-6-2), on the other hand, watched his two-fight win streak go up in smoke when Uriah Hall knocked him out last September in Japan.
Interesting match up ... who ya' got?