Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Silva Service Is Bisping's Ultimate Hope

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Silva Service Is Bisping's Ultimate Hope

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UFC Michael Bisping will continue his search for Silva in Toronto tonight, writes JAMES ROBSON.

The Clitheroe mixed martial artist is still targeting a dream fight with UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva.

He will move a step closer with victory over Brian Stann at the Air Canada Centre.

Bisping's hopes of stepping into the Octagon with Brazilian master Silva were derailed when losing to Chael Sonnen in January.

But he will be back on the title trail with victory against former US Marine Stann and he says it is his dream to test himself against the very best.

"Anderson Silva proves time and time again he's the best, but I want to fight him," Bisping said.

"I've been around for a long, long time and I think I can beat him."

First of all Bisping must get past Stann - something he is convinced he will do.

"I'm going to test his chin," said the 33-yearold. …

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