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UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben officially announced

ufc-89.JPG The UFC officially announced today that the they would once again be making a return to England when Michael Bisping and Chris Leben face off against one another in a middleweight clash at UFC 89.

The event will take place in Birmingham, England on Saturday, October 18th live from the National Indoor Arena. Tickets will be sold to the general public beginning this Sunday, July 6.

These two fighters were set to square off against one another at UFC 85 but Leben had to pull out of the fight due to some legal issues that landed him a stint in jail relating back to a previous DUI charge in Oregon before he moved to Hawaii.

Bisping instead fought Jason Day at UFC 85 and made short work of him, finishing him via TKO in the first round, making him 2-0 at middleweight.

Leben hasn’t been in the Octagon since March when he defeated Alessio Sakara via first round TKO at UFC 82. His legal troubles have been resolved so there should be no more issues with him taking this fight.