Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping will settle their differences inside the Octagon on November 7 at UFC Fight Night 55 from Australia.
The event airs in Australia on November 8, but a day earlier here in North America. The card starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fight Pass.
Rockhold and Bisping have gone back-and-forth in interviews, social media and other gatherings – all because of a sparring session several years ago.
“I simply don’t like Bisping,” Rockhold said. “This all started when I went down to help him with some sparring even though I was carrying an injury and out of shape. Afterwards he thanked me for helping out – but then went on national television and rubbished me.
“Believe me, he got 10-percent of me in that session, and I will make him pay for disrespecting me on TV.”
Bisping doesn’t sound overly-concerned with his decision to bring up the training time, saying “I made an off-the-cuff remark while trying to be funny on TV. I said it with a laugh and a smile, and I apologized and said it was just a joke, but this guy simply takes himself far too seriously to get over it.
“Luke has no sense of humor, unless you count going out in public dressed like a teenager. But, either way, I kicked his arse in sparring and I will kick his arse in the Octagon.”
The complete fight card can be found 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/7:30 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Vagner Rocha vs. Jake Matthews
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Perosh vs. Guto Inocente
Welterweight: Dylan Andrews vs. Sam Alvey
Flyweight: Neil Seery vs. Richie Vaculik
Welterweight: Vik Grujic vs. Chris Clements
Middleweight: Luke Zachrich vs. Daniel Kelly
Bantamweight: Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Marcus Brimage
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Frankie Saenz