Luke Rockhold has a new challenger after Weidman pulled out due to injury, and that challenger is UFC vet Michael Bisping.
The Count, Bisping, is coming off of his biggest career win, a five round decision versus Anderson Silva. A performance that comes with critique and admiration. While it certainly looked like Bisping was out at the end of round 3, the referee and judges saw differently and after two more rounds, the Count was able to secure a decision victory.
This fight for Bisping is his second against Rockhold, who won the first fight via a second round submission.
Bisping has long awaited a title shot at middleweight and he's finally getting his chance. I believe he'll be more motivated than he ever has in the ring, but will it be enough to dethrone Rockhold?
We'll find out on June 4th, in Los Angeles.