BREAKING: Michael Bisping Out, Lyota Machida In For UFC Fight Night October 26

A return to fight in his home country will now not be happening for UFC middleweight Michael Bisping. According to sources, Bisping (24-5) has been forced to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 30 October 26 in Manchester, England due to an eye injury. While corrective surgery won’t be needed, he is expected to miss five to six months due to the injury, as reported by UFC Insider Ariel Helwani.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will replace Bisping on the fight card and face Mark Munoz (13-3) in the main event, according to Machida (19-4) was set to make his middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy in the main event on the UFC Fight For The Troops card November 6. A replacement opponent for Kennedy has not been named yet by the UFC.

Bisping was set to be the biggest name on the October 26 fight card in his home country, looking to bounce back and build a lengthy winning streak in the octagon. Since 2012, Bisping has traded wins and losses in his four fights, first losing to Chael Sonnen before defeated retired fighter Brian Stann. After following his win over Stann by losing to Vitor Belfort, Bisping won by a controversial decision over Alan Belcher in his most recent fight at UFC 159 in April.



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