(Dave Mandel/Sherdog)Silva vs. Bisping Will Save Us From February Slumber Dana Becker February 9, 2016 News, Previews, UFC It’s no fault of the UFC that February has not lived up to the production that January gave us. Two titles were on the line, including a fight that just might end up being the best of 2016 between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit. Had things stayed on-course for this month, we might still be rolling the ball forward. The UFC heavyweight title would have already been defended, whether it have been Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez or Stipe Miocic. We’d be heading towards a fun welterweight scrap pitting Donald Cerrone against Tim Means. Instead, we’ve had a stunning knockout by Stephen Thompson and we’re getting set for “Cowboy” vs. “Cowboy” with Cerrone taking on Alex Oliveira. If you are still waiting for that “wow” moment, you might just have to wait a little longer. But it’s coming. On February 27 from The 02 Arena in London we get Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping. For years now, Bisping was chasing after “The Spider,” trying to catch him in a web and become UFC middleweight champion. While that is no longer the case, it is still a marquee fight for the Brit, who will be competing in London for the first time since 2010 when he earned a decision over Yoshihiro Akiyama as part of a four-fight win streak. This is clearly a spot that could define the rest of Bisping’s career. Win, and he is maybe another victory or two away from competing for the UFC title. A loss, though, and those hopes are all but extinguished. On the other side of things sits Silva, the former ruler of the 185-pound world. At 40 years old and without a win since 2012, he needs a lot to happen to regain his old glory. However, this is still Anderson Silva, the ex-pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter in all of MMA. If he can come out and do to Bisping what he’s done in the past to the likes of Stephen Bonnar, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort and so many others, who’s to say he isn’t competing again for the title.