GSP, Alves and Bisping all confirmed for UFC 100

by Ben Blackmore , 20 February 2009

UFC president Dana White has confirmed exclusively on Setanta Sports that Georges St-Pierre WILL fight Thiago Alves at UFC 100.

Also on that card, which will take place in Las Vegas, will be the name of Britain's number one Michael Bisping.

White made an exclusive stop at the Setanta Sports News studio ahead of UFC 95, where he confirmed a host of big fights for the forthcoming months.

Georges St-Pierre, Thiago Alves and Michael Bisping were all confirmed for UFC 100, which will feature ‘three huge fights’ according to the UFC president.

Asked if GSP v Thiago Alves will be on the UFC 100 card, White responded: “It will.

“We sat down after the BJ Penn vs GSP fight and put together a huge card for UFC 100 – the fans won’t be disappointed.

“There won’t be five belts on the line, but there’s gonna be three major fights on that card – one of which the UFC fans here in England will be very interested in.

“Michael Bisping will be on the card. You heard it here first – I haven’t said anything about this to anybody. Bisping v Henderson will be one of the fights at UFC 100.

“This will be the fight that answers all questions about Michael Bisping. Is he a top five fighter? If he beats Henderson, he’s not only top five, he gets a shot at Anderson Silva’s title – probably in the UK.”

Also confirmed by White was the name of Wanderlei Silva on the Germany card, where the president hinted fight fans can also expect to see BJ Penn take on Kenny Florian.

“BJ’s probably gonna defend his 155lb title against Kenny Florian and I’m thinking...maybe it’ll be in Germany. That might be the fight in Germany.

“We will do Germany this summer, hopefully in June or July. Wanderlei will probably fight on that Germany card too.

“As for Mirko Cro-Cop, I spoke to him about a month ago and he said he was ready to come back, and that he would love to fight in Germany. I’m talking to his agent now and we’ll see what we can do."

In a stack of revelations, Dana also earmarked May as the month when Brock Lesnar will defend his heavyweight title against Frank Mir.

As for Lyoto Machida, his wait for a title shot will end 'this summer' confirmed White, who also refused to shut the door on Fedor Emilianenko's future arrivial in MMA's premier competition.

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