Although Mark Munoz and Michael Bisping have reportedly agreed to fight on October 26th in Manchester, England, the event itself has not been finalized. This would explain why the UFC has yet to announce the scrap, which would feature the #4 ranked middleweight in Bisping throwing down with the #6 ranked Munoz.
The promotion’s United Kingdom division has announced via Facebook that:
UFC fans! We are aware that a large number of you are asking about a possible Manchester event for October 26 this year, however we are not yet able to confirm that we are heading back to one of Britain’s most famous cities due to the many factors involved in hosting such a huge event.
We are working hard to bring the UK a card of real significance and if we are able to make this happen it would be the event of the year in Europe. Your need to book transport, tickets and accommodation in advance is appreciated and as soon as we can confirm anything, we will let you know.
The card is expected to be a UFC on FOX Sports 1 event, however, obviously, nothing is written in stone yet. Recently Britain’s Ross Pearson took to Twitter to call for a bout with Takanori Gomi at the card, which would likely take place at the Manchester Arena.
Stay tuned to Caged Insider.com for more on this story as it develops.