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UFC targeting Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller for UFC 114 in Las Vegas

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A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (18-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Dan Miller (11-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), established contenders both desperately in need of a win, is likely to take place in May at UFC 114.

Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that UFC officials are working to sign the bout and that at least one competitor has agreed to the matchup.

If signed the fight would likely be part of the main card for UFC 114, which takes place May 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view.

As of Monday, though, bout agreements have not been distributed.

It'd be another solid addition to a card, though not officially announced, that's expected to feature Rashad Evans vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and John Hathaway vs. Diego Sanchez.

Both Bisping and Miller, who were both once on the verge of top title contention, look to rebound from recent losses.

Bisping's losses came to Dan Henderson (vicious knockout at UFC 100), and then after a rebound TKO win over Denis Kang at UFC 105, to Wanderlei Silva via close unanimous decision last month at UFC 110. Bisping thought he won the fight, but Silva knocked him down in the final 10 seconds of the co-main-event fight to take the final third round on the judges' cards and the decision win (via scores of 29-28).

Prior to the recent 1-2 skid, "The Ultimate Fighter 3" winner's only loss came to Rashad Evans via razor-thin split decision at UFC 78 in 2007.

Meanwhile, Miller's two consecutive losses both came via unanimous decision to top contenders Chael Sonnen (UFC 98) and Demian Maia (UFC 109). Prior to the defeats, the former IFL middleweight champion went undefeated over a 10-fight span that included UFC victories over Rob Kimmons, Matt Horwich and Jake Rosholt in his first three UFC appearances.

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Post #1   3/1/10 5:11:40PM   

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great fight, I think Bisping will be able to keep it standing and win a decision.

Post #2   3/1/10 5:35:05PM   

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I kinda think bisping wont be able to keep it standing and miller will win a decision . . .

Post #3   3/1/10 6:53:07PM   

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I dont really like this match up, Bisping wins a stand up UD. Then Miller back to back losses. I was hoping Bisping would face more of a striker.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I dont really like this match up, Bisping wins a stand up UD. Then Miller back to back losses. I was hoping Bisping would face more of a striker.



me too i wanted to see bisping vs. either the winner or loser of cote/belcher, i guess it's possible it still happens tho

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Seems like a gimme fight for Bisping, Millers strengths offensively are what bisping excels at defensively

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Miller's pace might throw Bisping off and land a few TD because of it. Close fight in my eyes. Not sure who to pick but I will definatly be pulling for Dan to win the UD!

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a tad shocked seeing that ufc 114 already had 11 fights on the card this is the 12th
sweet card can't wait to go

Post #8   3/1/10 11:27:32PM