Jul 5, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mark Munoz during the weighs-in for his UFC fight at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. Munoz takes on Tim Boetsch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena July 6. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Munoz vs. Michael Bisping Targeted For October Card in Manchester

Fresh off of his impressive performance at this past weekend’s UFC 162 event, Mark Munoz has a new bout already scheduled. It was announced late Friday night that Munoz will be making a trip across the pond to take on top UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping on the UFC on FOX Sports 1 even in Manchester this October.

MMA Junkie passed along the news:

MMA Junkie has learned from sources close to the event that Michael Bisping(24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at an as-yet-unnamed UFC event tentatively scheduled for Oct. 26 in Manchester, England.

The bout is expected to serve as a five-round main event for the card, which is expected to take place at Manchester Arena (formerly known as Manchester Evening News Arena).

Munoz was hoping for a shot at the title if Anderson Silva stuck by his guns and refused a rematch with Chris Weidman, but a win over Bisping would put him at the top of the middleweight ladder along with Vitor Belfort.

Munoz vs. Bisping is the first bout announced for the card.

Who do you think will have their hand raised in victory? Share your thoughts and predictions in the comments section below.

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