UFC 199: Michael Bisping steps in to face Luke Rockhold

Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping's win over Anderson Silva came in front of a raucous home crowd at London's O2

Michael Bisping has a chance to become the UK's first UFC champion after stepping in to fight Luke Rockhold.

Bisping's opportunity comes after Chris Weidman was forced out of UFC 199 on 4 June in Los Angeles with a neck injury.

Manchester middleweight Bisping's last fight was a unanimous-decision win over Anderson Silva in London in February.

However, the 37-year-old lost to Rockhold in their only previous meeting, submitting in the second round of their November 2014 fight.

Bisping and Rockhold tweets
Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold have exchanged barbs on Twitter already