The UFC 204 headlining championship bout got the green light at the early weigh-in Friday morning in Manchester, England.
UFC middleweight titleholder Michael Bisping returns to his hometown to make the first defense of the belt he won by defeating Luke Rockhold in June. After stepping on the scale at 185 pounds, he will step into the Octagon in the wee hours of Sunday morning local time to put his championship on the line in a rematch with Dan Henderson.
Saturday’s co-main event features another pivotal middleweight bout with Vitor Belfort squaring off with Gegard Mousasi.
One preliminary bout was scratched at the last minute when UFC officials announced at the weigh-in that Ian Entwistle had fallen ill. His bantamweight bout with Rob Font was cancelled, but Font will receive his show money.
UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 Fight Card
Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
Michael Bisping (185) vs. Dan Henderson (184)
Vitor Belfort (186) vs. Gegard Mousasi (185)
Ovince Saint Preux (205) vs. Jimi Manuwa (205)
Stefan Struve (265) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (239)
Mirsad Bektic (144) vs. Russell Doane (145)
Prelims (on FOX Sports 1):
Brad Pickett (136) vs. Iuri Alcantara (136)
Davey Grant (135) vs. Damian Stasiak (135)
Leon Edwards (169) vs. Albert Tumenov (169)
Lukasz Sajewski (156) vs. Marc Diakiese (156)
Prelims (on UFC Fight Pass):
Danny Roberts (170) vs. Mike Perry (170)
Leonardo Santos (156) vs. Adriano Martins (155)
(Weights courtesy of MMAJunkie.com)