The UFC’s return to London is now finalized, with 13 bouts on tap for the O2 Arena. Last week the UFC confirmed a surprise main event of Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping, which meant that Gegard Mousasi, Bisping’s original opponent, needed a different opponent. Mousasi had teased that he was fighting Thales Leites a few days ago, but now it’s confirmed that Mousasi vs. Leites will be the co-main event. Leites (25-5) is coming off a loss to Bisping in the UFC Glasgow main event in July, which halted his winning streak at 8. Mousasi (37-6-2) suffered a stunning knockout loss to Uriah Hall in Japan, marking the first time he’d ever been stopped via strikes.
One other change to the card is the removal of a light heavyweight contest. As reported by Karim Zidan earlier in the week, Jimi Manuwa is out of his fight with Nikita Krylov due to an undisclosed injury. Krylov has been removed from the card, per a report from The Sun newspaper.
Here’s the full card for February 27th, 2016. The entire show airs live for North American viewers on UFC Fight Pass. Details on UK TV arrangements will be known at a later date.
Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva
Gegard Mousasi vs. Thales Leites
Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura
Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson
David Grant vs. Marlon Vera
Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey
Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Bradley Scott
Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke
Jarjis Danho vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Lukasz Sajewski vs. Teemu Packalen
Martin Svensson vs. David Teymur
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