bispingIt’s going to be the UK vs. Brazil as a middleweight showdown of epic proportions has been set for the UFC’s debut in Australia, expected for February of 2010.

According to a recent report from, Wanderlei Silva will be facing Michael Bisping. Apparently both fighters have verbally agreed to the proposed match-up, although no bout agreements have been finalized as of this time.

Bisping, who is coming off of possibly his best performance to date, won by TKO over highly touted Denis Kang at UFC 105. “The Count” is currently 4-1 since moving down to the 185 lb. division, with his only loss coming at the hands of Dan Henderson.

Silva, who’s last UFC appearance was a close decision loss to former champion Rich Franklin, will be making his debut in the middleweight division. “The Axe Murderer” has been inactive since UFC 99 due to recovering from surgery to remove scar tissue around his eyes.

Silva was originally thought to face off against Yoshihiro Akiyama at the Australia event, but was shot down by Dana White following UFC 106.

Bisping and Silva were rumored at one time to fight at UFC 105, but was quickly squashed once the legendary Brazilian fighter confirmed his surgery.