Two of the UK’s top stars will be heading to the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, as the UFC announced Monday that middleweight contender Michael Bisping will face Brazilian standout Thales Leites in the UFC Fight Night Glasgow main event, with Bisping’s British countryman Ross Pearson squaring off against Evan Dunham in the lightweight co-main event.

Bisping (26-7), winner of season 3 of The Ultimate Fighter, has traded wins and losses over the course of his eight bouts. Against Leities, he will be looking to make it two in a row for the first time since 2011. In his most recent appearance in the Octagon, ‘The Count’ walked away with a hard-fought decision win over C.B. Dollaway at UFC 185 in April. Prior to this win, the Englishman suffered a second round submission loss to rival Luke Rockhold in November 2014. He will enter this bout with 19 career stoppage wins, including 15 by way of knockout, and a UFC record of 16-7.

Leites (25-4), a former title contender, will be looking to pick up his sixth straight win inside the Octagon and ninth straight overall. In his most recent outing, the Brazilian walked away with an impressive second round submission over Tim Botch at UFC 183, earning a Fight and Performance of the Night bonus in the process. This win also marked his third straight stoppage win, with his two previous being back-to-back knockouts over Francis Carmont and Trevor Smith. He currently holds a UFC record of 10-3.

Pearson (17-8), winner of other ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, will also be looking to make it two straight with his most recent win being a knockout of Sam Stout at UFC 185. Prior to this ‘The Real Deal’ suffered a knockout loss to Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 55. He will enter this bout with 12 career stoppage wins, including seven by way of knockout, and a UFC record of 9-5.

Dunham (15-6), just like Bisping and Pearson, will be looking to pick up his second straight win. In his most recent bout, the American earned a decision over Rodrigo Damm. This win essentially saved Dunham from the chopping block as he had dropped four of his last five, including his last three. He currently holds nine career stoppage wins, including six by knockout, and a UFC record of 8-6.

UFC Fight Night 72 is currently set to take place at the SSE Hydro in downtown Glasgow.

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