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Michael Bisping To Get Title Shot With A Win At UFC 100

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 According To The Manchester Evening News:

The 30-year-old from Clitheroe has been promised a shot at the mixed martial arts organisation's middleweight crown if he comes through his clash with Dan Henderson in Las Vegas on July 11 and wins again at the M.E.N. Arena.  "Michael will fight Henderson at UFC 100 in Vegas, and the winner will get a world title shot," a UFC spokesman said.

"And if that winner is Michael, we intend to take the fight to Manchester, just down the road from where he lives.

I'll say this, that Michael Bisping sure has made himself way more marketable than Demian Maia and/or Nate Marquardt.  He's done a great job of selling his upcoming fight with Dan Henderson.  I think those two(Maia/Marquardt) are more deserving, but with the debacle that was the main event of UFC 97, you can see where Zuffa is going with this.  Also, if Michael Bisping fought Anderson Silva in the UK, that show would do huge numbers over there.  So from a business standpoint it would be the right move I suppose.  Then again, Michael Bisping has to get past Dan Henderson first and that's not exactly a given.