Apr 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Michael Bisping (red gloves) competes against Alan Belcher (blue gloves) during UFC 159 at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

TUF Nations gets Michael Bisping vs Tim Kennedy main event plus two additional bouts


Today, the TUF Nations Finale show on April 16th in Quebec City, Quebec was given its’ main event. Longtime Middleweight contender and former TUF 3 winner, Michael Bisping, will face off against heated rival, Tim Kennedy in the main event of the evening.

Today, at the UFC 169 media day, Dana White confirmed that Michael Bisping has been cleared to fight and will take on Kennedy in the main event. Bisping has been sidelined since last April, when he sustained a gruesome eye injury during training. Luckily, Bisping avoided major damage and was able to return to training, and eventually back to the Octagon.

Bisping and Kennedy have been developing quite the feud on Twitter over the past few months. Check out some of their back and forth here.

Also announced for the TUF Nations finale was a Lightweight battle between Sam Stout and KJ Noons. Both men are coming off recent victories and are looking to move up the ladder in the Lightweight division.

Yet another Lightweight matchup was announced for the Finale as Evan Dunham takes on Mark Bocek. UFC News tweeted the matchup earlier:

 

Both Dunham and Bocek are coming off losses, and desperately need a win here in order to stay relevant.

Tags: Dana White Evan Dunham KJ Noons Michael Bisping Tim Kennedy TUF Nations UFC UFC 169