It looks like Michael Bisping’s going to be fighting way, way, way sooner than any of us expected, as it’s being reported he’s agreed to face Kelvin Gastelum on November 25th.
Gastelum was supposed to face Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai, but recently the UFC announced that Silva’s been removed, due to a potential doping violation.
Well, MMA Fighting is reporting that Bisping has agreed to step up and fight Gastelum at the event. Just last weekend at UFC 217, Bisping was choked out by Georges St-Pierre and lost the middleweight title. After the loss, the 38 year-old Bisping relayed that he was going to continue fighting, and that he didn’t want to close out his career on a loss.
So, this would mean Bisping is going to fight two times in a three week span.
Gastelum, on the other hand, hasn’t competed since July, when he lost via submission to former champ Chris Weidman.