Former UFC Middleweight Anderson Silva will be heading to London Octagon to clash with Michael Bisping on February 27. The MMA officials announced on Thursday.
Silva defeated Nick Diaz in U 183 on January 31, since then the widely considered best fighter of all times didn’t make the rings. He won that fight in unanimous decision.
After the fight it was revealed that Silva has failed several drug tests. The tests were administered by Nevada State Athletics Commission. The NSAC imposed an one-year ban on Silva and and changed the result of the fight against Nick Diaz to a no-contest.
40-year-old Silva has maintained his innocence despite the failed tests. During a disciplinary hearing on August, the Brazilian legendary fighter blamed the failed test on a contaminated sexual performance enhancing drug he was on.
In December 2013, he won the UFC title fight by beating Chris Weidman. The January 31 bout was the first since he broke his leg. It’s Silva who holds the consecutive record for title defenses. He has won 10 times.
Bisping has now received a bout he coveted for long. Previously the British was scheduled to fight Gegard Mousasi.