The UFC has just confirmed four bouts for their upcoming trip across the pond. UFC 120 will be headlined by a middleweight clash between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama and will be flanked by a critical welterweight battle with Carlos Condit taking on Dan Hardy.
When word first hit the street regarding the event, Octagon fans worldwide immediately started rumbling about the quality of the card. It appears their cries were heard loud and clear, as the UFC announced their return to London will be made available via same-day tape-delay on Spike TV starting at 9PM ET/PT.
The basic cable network announced Thursday morning they are intending to feature at least five bouts on the show.
Former heavyweight title contender Cheick Kongo will also be returning to action following his dominating with over Paul Buentello at “UFC on Versus 1.” Kongo will be facing the undefeated Travis Browne.
In addition, a bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 9” winner James Wilks and rising Canadian star Claude Patrick was also confirmed for the roster. That scrap will serve as the show’s opening fight on Spike.
UFC 120 takes place October 16th and will go down from the O2 Arena in London, England. It will be the UFC’s first event in the U.K. since Randy Couture and Brandon Vera battled it out in Manchester at UFC 105.
Here are the fighters rumored/expected to participate in the show:
Paul Sass vs. TBD
Steven Cantwell vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Rob Broughton vs. Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz
Cyrille Diabate vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Tom Blackledge vs. James McSweeney
Spencer Fisher vs. Kurt Warburton
Claude Patrick vs. James Wilks
Cheick Kongo vs. Travis Browne
John Hathaway vs. Mike Pyle
Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit
Michael Bisping vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama