Bisping to face Boetsch at UFC 148

ESPN staff
March 19, 2012
Michael Bisping put up a brave display against Chael Sonnen © Getty Images

Verbal agreement has been reached for Michael Bisping to meet Tim Boetsch at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas.

Boetsch has been calling for a fight with Bisping since his win over Yushin Okami at UFC 144 and he appears to have been granted his wish.

"Bisping's name has been on my agenda for a long time," Boetsch said recently.

Further details are set to be released, but it is likely that the fight will take place at middleweight.

Bisping was beaten by Chael Sonnen in his most recent bout, but the Brit's stock is extremely high following a previous run of four wins on the spin.

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