By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Yesterday it was announced that former UFC middleweight title holder Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from his scheduled rematch against current champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 due to an injury, thus leaving UFC officials scrambling to find a short-notice replacement.
UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Michael Bisping will get a rematch with Luke Rockhold, this time for the UFC middleweight title on June 4.
Rockhold and Bisping first met at UFC Fight Night 55 back in November 2014 with Rockhold finishing the fight by guillotine choke in the second round. Since then, Rockhold has beat former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, and won the middleweight title in his fight with Weidman at UFC 194.
Bisping is coming off the biggest win of his career after beating former middleweight king Anderson Silva by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 84. Bisping is on a three-fight win streak with his last loss coming from the hands of Rockhold.
Who are you picking to win the middleweight title fight with two and a half weeks notice?
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