Bisping back in the Octagon to face Le

Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping steps back in to the Octagon on Saturday in a bid to get back to winning ways.

The Count has struggled to edge himself in to UFC Middleweight title contention since losing to Chael Sonnen in January 2012, with the latest disappointment coming in the form of a unanimous decision defeat to Tim Kennedy in April.

The 35-year-old will be hoping to address that when facing former Strikeforce 185lb champion Cung Le in the main event at UFC Fight Night 48 in China.

The Clitheroe fighter told UFC Tonight: “This is the type of fight I really need. I want to put on a good display and there’s no one better than Cung Le. I really felt that I haven’t put on my best performance to the best of my ability.

“I promise the fans I’m going to give them the fight I know I can deliver. I don’t want to be in the top 10, I want to be number one. I’m not here for the money. I’m a competitor. I want to win. I want to prove to the world I’m the best.”