An eye injury has knocked Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5) out of being in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30, which is taking place in England his home country. Mark “Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz (13-3) quickly fpund out he will now tangle with former Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4).
Bisping is coming off a majority decision win over Alan Belcher at UFC 159, bouncing back from a knockout loss to Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 8; which ended talks of Bisping being the hunt for a title shot.
Munoz headed into UFC on Fuel TV 4 with 4 consecutive wins but, after losing by knockout to now UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman; Munoz didn’t fight for a year dealing with weight gain, injuries, and depression. Munoz returned to the octagon at UFC 163 scoring a unanimous decision win over fellow top ten Middleweight Tim Boetsch.
Machida after razor thin decision loss to Dan Henderson and Phil David decided to drop from Light Heavyweight to Middleweight. That debut had been scheduled to be in the main event of UFC Fight Night against Tim Kennedy on November 6, but will instead come on October 26 at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England.
The search is now currently on for who will face Tim Kennedy in the main event of UFC Fight Night 31 (Fight for the Troops3) at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.