Michael Bisping-Alan Belcher to Co-Headline UFC 159

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Após lutar em janeiro, Bisping volta a atuar já em abril. Foto: Jeff Botari/Zuffa LCC via Getty Images

After fighting in January, Bisping next returns to the octagon in April. (Photo by Jeff Botari/Zuffa LCC via Getty Images)

After GRACIEMAG.com broke the news that two more fights had been added to the UFC 159 card, another major match-up was added to the April 27 event: England’s Michael Bisping will take on the USA’s Alan Belcher in the co-main event of the Newark, New Jersey show.

ESPN.com first broke the news, and GRACIEMAG.com confirmed it.

Bisping (23w, 5l) most recently was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in the second round of their São Paulo encounter in the octagon. Should the Englishman win this fight, he will face Anderson Silva, acording to Dana White.

Now, Belcher (18w, 7l) was riding a four-fight win streak in the UFC before losing to Yushin Okami at UFC 155 in December of last year. Alan doesn’t tend to leave his fights for the judges, having only two decisions on his 18-win record.

Check out the card for UFC 159 as it stands thus far:

 UFC 159
Prudential Center, Newark, NewJersey

April 27, 2013

Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen
Michael Bisping vs Alan Belcher
Cheick Kongo vs Roy Nelson
Vinny Magalhães vs Phil Davis
Jim Miller vs Pat Healy

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