- Heated face offs between UFC fighters seems to be becoming a trend, as Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold are the latest. It started with Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, while Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes followed suit in Brazil earlier.
Check out the above video to see Bisping and Rockhold almost get into in Australia to promote UFC Fight Night 55 later this year. The two will meet in a five-round middleweight main event.
- Alistair Overeem is still an active member of the UFC's heavyweight roster, according to UFC president Dana White. Appearing on a recent episode of UFC Tonight, White confirmed plans to keep Overeem around despite a third knockout loss.
"He is still one of the Top-10 ranked heavyweights in the world," White said. "We'll give him another fight."
After coming over from Strikeforce and defeating Brock Lesnar to secure a title shot, Overeem has had a rough time. He was suspended for a failed drug test and has lost to Ben Rothwell, Antonio Silva and Travis Browne. He did defeat Frank Mir, putting his UFC record at 2-3.
- With Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping set to fight, two other middleweights could be booked soon. According to a report on UFC Tonight, things are looking good for a Lyoto Machida-C.B. Dollaway contest later this year.
The report states December 20 in Brazil as a likely date for the two. Machida, a former light heavyweight champion, lost to middleweight champion Chris Weidman earlier this year. Dollaway, an Ultimate Fighter runner-up, has won two straight since a split decision loss to Tim Boetsch.