It has only been eight months but it feels like longer as the UFC finally returns to England, with Manchester hosting the first defence of its home town fighter, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. The night will be long as the action starts at 11pm but the price is small for the best card the UK hasÂ seen in many a year. Here's the best of the main card with odds provided courtesy ofÂ 5DimesLines.com.
The UFC stages its last event for three weeks as it heads to Ottawa, Canada on the run up to MMA'sÂ biggest week of 2016; UFCÂ International Fight Week.Â Rory MacDonald fights for the first time in a year in his home country and faces the conqueror of Johny Hendricks in the main event, Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson.Â
The UFC heads to Curitiba, Brazil for one of the most eagerly anticipated cards of the year, and the start of an exceptional run leading up to UFC 200.Â The late loss of Anderson Silva deprived me of one of my biggest bets of the night but there are opportunities that remain in place. Read my thoughts below with the odds provided by 5Dimes.