Former UFC champion Chris Weidman pulled out of his rematch against current UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 due to an injured neck yesterday and stepping up on short notice to face Rockhold for the UFC title will be Michael Bisping.
UFC President Dana White announced the new fight booking this afternoon on ESPN.
UFC 199 will come from The Forum in Inglewood, California on June 4 and along with the middleweight title fight, the main card on pay-per-view will feature a bantamweight title fight as Dominick Cruz defends the UFC 135 pound title against Urijah Faber.
Bisping (28-7) is currently on a three fight winning streak and is coming off a decision win against former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. This will be his second meeting with Rockhold as their first meeting came in 2014 as Rockhold won by submission in the second round. Rockhold (15-2) will be making his first UFC middleweight title defense in this bout as he defeated Weidman at UFC 194 late last year to win the title. He is currently on a five fight winning streak and all of those wins have come by stoppage.
The current UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping II fight card is below.
Luke Rockhold (15-2) vs. Michael Bisping (28-7)
Dominick Cruz (21-1) vs. Urijah Faber (33-8)
Max Holloway (15-3) vs. Ricardo Lamas (16-4)
Dan Henderson (31-14) vs. Hector Lombard (34-5-1, 2NC)
Dustin Poirier (19-4) vs. Bobby Green (23-6)
B.J. Penn (16-10-2) vs. Cole Miller (21-9, 1NC)
Brian Ortega (10-0, 1NC) vs. Clay Guida (32-16)
Beneil Dariush (12-2) vs. James Vick (9-0)
Jessica Penne (12-3) vs. Jessica Andrade (13-5)
Sean Strickland (17-1) vs. Tom Breese (10-0)
Jonathan Wilson (7-0) vs. Luiz Henrique da Silva (10-0)
Kevin Casey (9-4, 2NC) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-4)
Dong Hyun Kim (13-7-3) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (5-2)