Not even a full week since his loss to Georges St-Pierre via third-round stoppage at UFC 217- Michael Bisping (30-8 MMA, 20-8 UFC) agree to fight UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC Fight Night 122 headliner, taking place at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on November 26. Ariel Helwani from MMAFighting just broke the news.
Gastelum initially slated to fight with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who was recently flagged by USADA due to of potential anti-doping violation.
Woweeeee!!!! michael bisping will replace anderson silva to fight kelvin at #UFCShanghai in two weeks time!! Did not see this coming specially because i didnt think mike would be cleared to fight that quick, sounds like mikes not too keen on a retirement fight just yet!! #ufc pic.twitter.com/5BFHnI76My
— Big Dog MMA (@Bigdogmmadaily) November 11, 2017
Michael “The Count” Bisping was given a 30-day medical suspension from the New York State Athletic Commission for his defeat, but that period can be waived off with a doctor’s clearance.