UFC Statement on Anderson Silva | UFC ® - News

UFC Statement on Anderson Silva | UFC ® - News

UFC Statement on Anderson Silva | UFC ® - News

Michael Bisping during Comic Con Experience (CCXP).

Silva, considered a mixed martial artist legend, won 10 consecutive title defences over seven years as the UFC's 185-pound champion until losing the belt to Chris Weidman in 2013. They didn't have to look far - it's none other than recently defeated ex-middleweight champ Michael Bisping.

He has agreed to take the fight on only two weeks' notice after Gastelum's initial opponent Anderson Silva, widely regarded as one of the UFC's greatest combatants, failed a drugs test.

Michael Bisping suffered one of the toughest losses of his UFC career at UFC 217, dropping the middleweight championship to Georges St-Pierre after getting choked out cold.

The biggest headline-grabber on the night was, of course, the return of Georges St-Pierre after a near-four year layoff.

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The new UFC Middleweight Champion hasn't announced any of his future plans as of yet, although UFC President Dana White said his next fight would be a title unification bout against UFC Interim Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker. He shocked the world by knocking out Rockhold at UFC 199 to win the 185lb title.

The 38-year-old Bisping scotched rumours of retiring following his eighth defeat in 38 bouts and will make a near immediate comeback in Shanghai on November 25.

Gastelum (13-3 (1)), victor of The Ultimate Fighter 17, enters UFC Shanghai coming off a loss to Chris Weidman at UFC on FOX 25.

But if matters do head that way then it would nearly certainly spell the end of the Brazilian's career as he has previously tested positive anabolic steroids and was banned for a year by the Nevada Athletic Commission after his bout with Nick Diaz back at UFC 183 in 2015.

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