Michael Bisping vs Alan Belcher, Jim Miller vs Pat Healy Booked for UFC 159

Michael Bisping


Michael Bisping

  • 23-5 MMA / 13-5 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, Brian Stann

Alan Belcher


Alan Belcher

  • 18-7 MMA / 9-5 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Ed Herman, Patrick Cote, Rousimar Palhares


Jim Miller


Jim Miller

  • 22-4 MMA / 11-3 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Joe Lauzon, Mark Bocek, Melvin Guillard

Pat Healy


Pat Healy

  • 29-16 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Maximo Blanco, Caros Fodor, Mizuto Hirota


UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center


Michael Bisping lost his chance to face Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title, when he was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in the second round at UFC on FX 7. Previous to  that, he had won five of his last six fights, only dropping a razor thin decision to Chael Sonnen in January of last year.

Alan Belcher looks to put his name back in title contention, following his unanimous decision loss to Yushin Okami at UFC 155. The loss snapped a four-fight winning streak that included wins over Wilson Gouveia, Patrick Cote, and Rousimar Palhares.

Last time out, Jim Miller defeated Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision in a brawl which was named “Fight of the Year” by Sherdog. Miller has gone 2-2 since August of 2011, with wins over Lauzon and Melvin Guillard, while his losses were to Ben Henderson and Nate Diaz.

Pat Healy will finally get a chance to prove he is among the world’s best after several plans to face Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez were squandered by injuries. Healy is on a six-fight win streak including wins over Maximo Blanco, Caros Fodor, and Kurt Holobaugh.


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