Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia Added to “UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis”

Written by Tom Ngo
December 7th, 2011

UFC Michael Bisping

Despite competing just this past weekend, Michael Bisping (Pictured) has already been issued his next assignment. The controversial middleweight will meet Demian Maia in the UFC’s return to FOX on January 28th.

Bisping easily disposed of Jason “Mayhem” Miller at “The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale” on Saturday to collect his fourth straight victory. “The Count” has won five out of his last six scraps inside the Octagon.

Maia has posted a 3-1 record since losing to middleweight champ Anderson Silva in early 2010. The submission specialist’s lone blemish during his current run came at the hands of Mark Munoz. Maia was most recently seen beating Jorge Santiago at UFC 136 in October.

The 185-pound affair will join a pair of top contender bouts on the main card. Middleweight Mark Munoz faces Chael Sonnen, while a light heavyweight shootout between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis headlines the show.

The United Center in Chicago, Illinois will host the festivities. Unlike last month’s hour-long premiere on primetime television, the UFC’s follow-up broadcast on FOX is expected to run two hours and showcase at least three live fights.

Here is the card’s updated roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

Cub Swanson vs. George Roop

Jon Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow

Cody McKenzie vs. Michael Johnson

Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland

Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass

Main Bouts:

Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia

Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen

Phil Davis vs. Rashad Evans

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