A rumored fight between Michael Bisping and Charles McCarthy has been scheduled for UFC 83 in Montreal on April 19, Bisping revealed in an interview for with Joe Ferraro on Sportsnet television in Canada.
The bout will mark Bisping’s first fight as a middleweight. He indicated to Ferraro during the interview that “the weight is coming off fine” when asked about his preparations for making the move.
Bisping has not fought since losing a decision to Rashad Evans at UFC 78 in Newark, NJ this past November. The loss was the first of the British-born fighter’s career.
UFC 83 is expected to be headlined by a welterweight title match between incumbent Matt Serra and challenger Georges St. Pierre.