Michael Bisping will make his official debut in the middleweight division at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in Montreal facing Charles McCarthy as the former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor confirmed to Sportsnet.ca in Canada.
“I’m definitely fighting in Montreal, April 18 or 19, I believe,” said Bisping in an interview with Sportsnet.ca. “Very, very excited to be doing that. I’ve been to Ottawa once when I was a kid, but I’ve never been to Montreal.”
The fight between Bisping and McCarthy was originally slated to be a part of a UFC card proposed for England on March 8, but after scheduling conflicts and other undisclosed reasons, many of the match-ups are being moved to other cards.
MMAWeekly.com reported just days ago that the light heavyweight bout between Houston Alexander and James Irvin has been moved to the April 2 UFC Fight Night card in Colorado.
Bisping confirmed his move to middleweight some time ago and his first opponent has always been believed to be American Top Team fighter Charles McCarthy.
The full card for Montreal has yet to be officially announced by the UFC, but it is headlined by the welterweight title rematch between Matt Serra and Montreal native Georges St. Pierre.