Once again, Anderson “Spider” Silva is set to return to the Octagon to face Michael Bisping on February 27 in the O2 Arena in London, England as confirmed through the twitter account of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) CEO, Dana White.
Silva, who made a return to the Octagon after the freak injury from the match against Chris Weidman back in Dec 28, 2013, faced Nick Diaz just this January of this year. With Silva ending up with a unanimous decision victory, it was overturned by the Las Vegas Athletic Commission (NAC) after tests confirmed that both fighters were under the influence of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) during their match. Silva was then given a 1-year suspension while Nick Diaz had it worse and was slapped with a 5-year suspension.
Now at 40 years of age, Silva still owns the UFC’s longest title defense streak which ended in 2013 with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. He will now look forward to coming back to regain lost glory this coming February to face Bisping.
On the other hand, the 36-year-old Michael Bisping, currently owns a 27-7 MMA fighting record and won his last two fights. The last defeat that Bisping encountered was back in November 2014 against the current UFC Middleweight Champion – Luke Rockhold.