UFC 120 - Bisping v. Akiyama will take place in The O2 Arena in London, England this Saturday, October 16th. The card could be called Europe v. World, as it has a distinctly international flavor. The fights will be shown in the states for free on Spike TV via tape delay.
The main event features a middle weight match-up between judoka Yoshihiro Akiyama and TUF 3 champ Michael Bisping. Conventional wisdom would tell you that Akiyama will look to get the fight to the floor early and often, while Bisping goes for a big time KO.
(Michael Bisping throwing a kick on Josh Haynes)
In other action, John Hathaway (14-0) is riding a four fight win streak in the UFC, including his latest, a dominant performance against Diego Sanchez. Submission specialist Mike Pyle (19-7) is standing in his way. Pyle has gone 2-2 in the UFC alternating wins and losses. Pyle has 17 submission wins on his resume, including wins over Dan Hornbuckle, Jon Fitch and Chris Wilson.
(Mike Pyle weighing in for Affliction)
Yoshihiro Akiyama v. Michael Bisping
Carlos Condit v. Dan Hardy
John Hathaway v. Mike Pyle
Travis Browne v. Cheick Kongo
Claude Patrick v. James Wilks
Cyrille Diabate v. Alexander Gustafsson
Rob Broughton v. Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz
Steve Cantwell v. Stanislav Nedkov
Mark Holst v. Paul Sass
Spencer Fisher v. Kurt Warburton
Fabio Maldonado v. James McSweeney