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UFC Fight Night 55 Lineup, Video Preview

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The UFC heads over to Australia this Friday night with UFC Fight Night 55.

The event airs on Saturday in Sydney from the Allphones Arena, but due to the time difference, streams live on UFC Fight Pass Friday in North America.

In the headline bout, Michael Bisping meets his second straight former Strikeforce champion in Luke Rockhold. These two have exchanged “pleasantries” on several occasions, even before they were announced as opponents.

Bisping (25-6) has alternated wins and losses in his last five, going 3-2 during that span. Rockhold (12-2), meanwhile, has won two straight – both finishes – since his loss to Vitor Belfort last year.

Other planned main card bouts include Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta, Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker and Soa Palalei vs. Walt Harris.

The complete lineup, along with a video promo, are below:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/10 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Luke Rockhold

Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta

Middleweight: Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker

Heavyweight: Soa Palelei vs. Walt Harris

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:45 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Vagner Rocha vs. Jake Matthews

Light Heavyweight: Anthony Perosh vs. Guto Inocente

Welterweight: Dylan Andrews vs. Sam Alvey

Flyweight: Louis Smolka vs. Richie Vaculik

Welterweight: Vik Grujic vs. Chris Clements

Middleweight: Luke Zachrich vs. Daniel Kelly

Bantamweight: Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Marcus Brimage

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