The Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Middleweight Championship contender Michael Bisping has agreed to a fight with Tim Boetsch, his hard hitting rival in the division in match that will take place on the 7th of July at Las Vegas in UFC 148, according to an announcement by the promotion. If he manages to secure victory in this match at UFC 148, it is expected that Bisping, who has a 22-4 record will be given a title shot against the winner of the Anderson Silva – Chael Sonnen matchup which is scheduled for later this year, although no date for the match has been fixed.
The last time that Bisping took to the ring was on the 28th of January this year in a Middleweight eliminator in the Chicago pay per view of the UFC where he lost to Chael Sonnen via a unanimous decision, thereby handing Sonnen a shot at the UFC Middleweight Championship against Silva.
But Michael Bisping cannot expect to take Boetsch, a former Light Heavyweight fighter lightly as he has already won all three of his fights since he joined the promotion back in 2011. Having won all his three fights relatively easily, Boetsch had targeted some high profile fighters of the UFC and the management agreed to hand him a match against Bisping who has also competed in the 205 pounds scale.
The British fighter will go on to take part in a seminar in his native United Kingdom in June before the match takes place and he hopes that he will be able to get enough training done by that time so that he can secure victory and therefore, a title shot against a big star such as Sonnen or Silva which is sure to put Michael Bisping permanently on the MMA world map.