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UFC Fight Night 83: Anderson Silva-Michael Bisping Announced

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Michael Bisping will finally get his shot to prove himself against the elite, as “The Count” welcomes Anderson Silva back to the Octagon.

The middleweight encounter was announced Thursday as the main event for UFC Fight Night 83 from London. The event is scheduled to air on UFC Fight Pass February 27.

Previously, Bisping had been set to face off against Gegard Mousasi. When that bout was announced, though, it was not tabled for the headline role. Now we know why.

Silva, the former long-time UFC middleweight champion, was suspended earlier this year after failing his drug test following a return against Nick Diaz. “The Spider” had won the bout originally before the decision was changed to a no-contest.

Mousasi is expected to remain on the card against an opponent to be determined in the co-main event.

Below is the current card:

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva

Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi vs. TBA

Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson

Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke

Welterweight: Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura

Bantamweight: Brad Pickett vs. Henry Briones

Bantamweight: Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera

Middleweight: Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Scott

Middleweight: Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey

Lightweight: Teemu Packalen vs. Lukasz Sajewski

Heavyweight: Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jarjis Danho

Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov vs. Jimi Manuwa

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