As expected, the UFC today announced that UFC 120 will take place on October 16 at the O2 Arena in London and will be headlined by a middleweight matchup between British star Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama.
“We have three of the very best British fighters to ever put on a pair of gloves, all in hugely significant matches, all on the same card,” UFC UK President Marshall Zelaznik said. “At only 22, Hathaway has established himself as someone to really look out for in the welterweight division after dominating Diego Sanchez, but Mike Pyle couldn’t care less about the hype. Dan Hardy was a national hero in the UK already, but I think he won an army of American fans by his display of courage against Georges St-Pierre, but now faces a fighter with the same ‘never-say-die’ attitude in Carlos Condit. And Bisping fights are always magical occasions in England, but in Akiyama, he may be in for his toughest test yet.”
Tickets for UFC 120 are priced from £50 to £250 and go on sale via ticketmaster.co.uk and the O2 Arena box office to UFC Fight Club members on Thursday, UFC Newsletter subscribers on Friday, and the general public on Saturday.
Pictured: Michael Bisping