Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le, Hector Lombard vs. ‘Stun Gun’ Set For UFC Macau In August

Having gone down in disappointing defeat to Tim Kennedy at last April’s the Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Finale, UFC middleweight Michael Bisping has been anxious to get back into the ring and prove to fans that he’s still a force to be contended with in the 185 pound weight class.

In way of a closing note at this evening’s (May 24) UFC 173 post-fight press conference in Las Vegas, promotion’s head Dana White stated that Bisping would be back in the Octagon on a four month turnaround, and facing the legendary Cung Le this coming August 23 in Macau, China.

Bisping is currently ranked No. 8 in the middleweight division, 2 – 3 in his last five, and endeavouring to demonstrate that his points driven style can still carry muster within an increasingly competitive division.

Cung le, on the other hand, is apt to be looking to close the book on his storied career. At age 42, 9 – 2 in the sport and marginal title opportunities still available to him, the Macau bout could well stand as Le’s ‘swan song’ bout as a professional fighter. Concordantly, it’s a match that his fans will not want to miss.

As to other parting news, White stated that an assignment between Hector Lombard and Dong Hyun Kim had also been slated for the same Macau date.

Currently ranked No. 7 in the welterweight division, Lombard is a fighter on the rise within the 170 pound weight class. For his part, Dong Hyun Kim clocks in at No. 9 in the division’s sort, and with a four fight winning streak to his back, is a fighter that requires serious consideration as to how far he might go. In view of the cast, their bout will either solidify Lombard’s status as a title contender or move Kim onto the 170 pound title stage.  


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  1. Avatar of SpaceJam

    SpaceJam

    May 25, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I hope that doesn't leave Matt Brown vs Nick Diaz. Don' get me wrong that would be a great fight but Nick does not deserve it at all. I hope Brown gets a real top contender not someone coming out of retirement and two losses. Kim vs Lombard is going to be crazy!

    • Avatar of Brian Cox

      Brian Cox

      May 25, 2014 at 8:45 am

      Lawler vs. Brown – I don't see how the UFC can pass on that fight.

      If the winner of MacDonald vs. Woodley get 'the guy who lost to GSP,' then the 'next-inline' fight should be "Ruthless" vs. "The Immortal."

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      Brian Cox

      May 25, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Lawler vs. Brown – I don't see how the UFC can pass on that fight.

      If the winner of MacDonald vs. Woodley gets 'the guy who lost to GSP,' then the 'next-inline' fight should be "Ruthless" vs. "The Immortal."

    • Avatar of ksooner76

      ksooner76

      May 26, 2014 at 2:14 am

      I got mixed feeling cause your right he doesnt deserve the fight, but also the guy in the past was a badass and the only way for him to see the light is to get a clear ass beating, and Matt could do it, and personally would love it….but it was Nate that said he wanted the fight right, and would have to go up in weight class,,…cause his best buds Gil in 155 and Mendesin 145 are gunning for belts and he doesnt want to fight them they would kick his ass,..Nate is trying to find the easy way in top rankings again instead of fighting a few fight to get his rankings back, how he was going to move up in weight fight a top 5 or 6 in that weight class is crazy and Nick has a chance for that fight and if won would leap frog to the 2-3 spot but he wont fight unless its for belt,.. they just dont get it these day and age the divisions are stacked with GREAT fighters not just good..an easy route to a champ belt would be to go to bellator sure would get shot at belt right away ….if would of fought Condit for second fight we would be setting up for Daiz-Hendricks fight right now but cried about it and now is still not fighting and thats "IF" he would of beat carlos

  2. Avatar of IChokePeople

    IChokePeople

    May 25, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Lee and Lombard via KO.

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