UFC officials didn’t expand on the details, but on Sunday added the event to its website, indicating it will air on Fox Sports 2, which is a rebranding of Fuel TV that is expected to take place alongside the launch of Fox Sports 1 on Aug. 17.
The UFC last made the trip to Manchester four years ago for UFC 105, which featured Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera in the night’s main event.
Bisping (24-5) most recently fought at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen. He defeated Alan Belcher by a unanimous technical decision after the fight was stopped following an injury to Belcher’s eye. The injury was a result of an incidental poke to the eye by Bisping.
Bisping has been on the cusp of a title shot for the past couple of years, but has twice been derailed, once by Chael Sonnen and then by Vitor Belfort.
Munoz (13-3) is fresh off of a dominating performance over Tim Boetsch at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman on July 6 in Las Vegas. He had been out of action for a year prior to that bout, battling injuries, depression, and extreme weight gain, but if anything, he seemed to gain strength from overcoming adversity.
Munoz had also been a step away from a shot at the UFC middleweight championship, but was stopped last summer by Chris Weidman, who recently upset Anderson Silva to win the belt.
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