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Michael Bisping vs. Jason Miller to be a five-round fight

Not only will Ultimate Fighter 14 coaches Michael Bisping and Jason Miller meet on the Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale event rather than on PPV, but they’ll do so in a five-round fight. The event is scheduled to go down on December 3 at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada and will air live on SpikeTV.

UFC sent out a press release earlier today confirming the details.

TUF 14 marks only the second time that the coaches will square off on free TV rather than the usual PPV event with the first being TUF 5 when BJ Penn and Jens Pulver fought on SpikeTV as well. However, this will be the first time that two coaches will be involved in a five-round fight that wasn’t for a UFC championship. Earlier this year, UFC declared that all main events, both title and non-title, would be 25-minute affairs starting with Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz at UFC 138.

Winner of TUF 3, “The Count” has never competed in a 25-minute bout while “Mayhem” went five rounds with Jake Shields in November 2009, losing a unanimous decision in a Strikeforce middleweight title contest. The victor will be in the mix to fight middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Bisping has won three straight bouts and is 7-2 at middleweight while Miller is in a two fight win streak and has only been defeated twice in his last ten contests.

Along with the five-round main event, the Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale will feature the finals of this seasons featherweight and bantamweight tournaments.

  • Dufresne says:

    I’m not sure how I feel about the non-title 5 rounders. It seems like a way of showing less fights, especially on free tv, but at the same time it could prove to be a huge factor in some fights.
    It’ll be interesting to see how Bisping does if this fight goes past 15 minutes, especially against a grappler that’s going to try and get in close and wear him down.

  • MickeyC says:

    I am going to have to go with Miller in this fight. Not due to skill, speed or stregnth, but because I dislike Bisping. I do not know why , maybe because he is English? Or because I still feel he robbed a handicapped guy? Or beacuse it was plain to see that he was spoon fed home fights in the beginning so to make him the face of UK MMA. Or beacuse after Hendo left, so did his highlight knock out of Bisping It did not even make the ultimate knock outs that was done shortly after. I know it is sad, but I can not help the dislike. And it is unfortunate but it seems as though the dislike has now spread to his team. HAHA! GO MAYHEM!!

  • JBAR says:

    Right there with you MickeyC and I will add the Jorge Rivera spitting incident to your list.


    And no one can forget the infamous water bottle squirt at Demetrius Johnson’s face the last time Bisping coached on TUF

  • Angry Mike says:

    Will Bisping have the cardio to run for five rounds from Miller? Will Miller have the cardio to chase him down? And like most posters, I hope Miller gives him a beat down. Bisping is a mouthy jerk, and that’s why people don’t like him.

  • Jmad says:

    I’m going to jump out there and predict a 3rd round gogoplata that puts Bisping to sleep.

  • edub says:

    Bisping will win.

    Mayhem has been overrated and overhyped for sometime now. His wrestling below average, and his striking is the same way. Michael will pick him apart and put him away in the third or fourth. Should be a lot like the Leben fight.


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