Michael BispingUFC 159 keeps taking shape as a bout between Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher has been set to co-headline the New Jersey fight card. The UFC announced the pairing earlier today.

Both fighters will come into this bout after seeing their title hopes dashed in their last outing. Belcher was thoroughly dominated by Yushin Okami at UFC 155, snapping a four-fight win-streak for the fighter. Bisping was blasted by Vitor Belfort earlier this month at UFC on FX 7, losing a long-awaited title shot in the process. The two fighters will now look to get back on track against each other when they meet at UFC 159 this April.

UFC 159 is set for the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The card will be headlined by a matchup of The Ultimate Fighter 17 coaches, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. The card will take place April 27 and tickets went on sale last week.

Fight Card:

  • UFC Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Jon Jones (c) vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping
  • Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy
  • Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson
  • Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes