Huge news coming out of the Twitter of UFC president Dana White. Mark Munoz was set to face Chael Sonnen on the upcoming UFC on Fox 2 card while Michael Bisping was to meet Demian Maia, but an injury to Munoz has Sonnen moved into a fight with Bisping. Dana also said that the winner will get a title shot against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Here's the tweet:
Obviously Sonnen has the wrestling edge but Bisping is notoriously hard to control on the ground and do damage to from ground and pound. While Chael will deservedly be the betting favorite but I think Bisping is much more of a live dog here than many will be willing to accept.
Regardless, Bisping vs. Sonnen is a much "bigger" fight in terms of casual interest than anything involving Demian Maia or Mark Munoz. This is actually a bit of a "win" for the promotion in my eyes.