Michael Bisping replaces Weidman, will fight Luke Rockhold at UFC 199

Michael Bisping is set to get his shot at UFC gold.

On Wednesday, UFC president Dana White appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter to announce the No. 4-ranked middleweight will replace former champion Chris Weidman at UFC 199. Bisping will now face current title holder Luke Rockhold on June 4 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

When news of Weidman’s injury surfaced earlier this week, Bisping was one of the first to offer up his services for the fight.

Bisping comes into his title shot on a three-fight winning streak, with victories in four of his last five outings. Coincidentally enough, Bisping’s only loss in that period was to the champion.

Rockhold finished Bisping early in the second round when they first met in Nov. of 2014, so he is hoping to repeat that success.

Bisping, meanwhile, will be hoping to finally reach the top of the mountain by claiming UFC gold.

With Michael Bisping filling in for Weidman, the updated UFC 199 fight card can be seen below:

UFC 199 PPV Main Event:

185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping

UFC 199 PPV Co-Main Event:

135 lbs.: UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

UFC 199 Undercard (PPV/FOX Sports 1/UFC Fight Pass):

145 lbs.: Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas
185 lbs.: Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard
145 lbs.: BJ Penn vs. Cole Miller
155 lbs.: Bobby Green vs. Dustin Poirier
155 lbs.: Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos
115 lbs.: Jessica Penne vs. Jessica Andrade
185 lbs.: Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic
205 lbs.: Luiz Henrique da Silva vs. Jonathan Wilson
155 lbs.: Dong Hyun Kim (the other one) vs. Marco Polo Reyes
170 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Sean Strickland
155 lbs.: Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi
145 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Brian Ortega

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