Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher Named as Co-Main Event at UFC 159 in April

Middleweight contenders, Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher will face off in the co-main event of the evening at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey on April 27th, 2013. The match up was revealed by ESPN.com today after speaking to sources close to the situation.

Bisping has won five of his last seven, picking up wins over Dan Miller, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jorge Rivera, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Brian Stann. He lost to now light heavyweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen and most recently a second round TKO loss to former 205 pound champion, Vitor Belfort.

Belcher seen his four fight winning streak snapped with a unanimous decision loss to Japanese powerhouse, Yushin Okami last time out. Prior to that he defeated Wilson Gouveia, Patrick Cote, Jason MacDonald, and leg-lock specialist, Rousimar Palhares.

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