UFC officials have announced that Michael Bisping will not be fighting on the UFC 193 card against Robert Whittaker due to injury. Uriah Hall, coming off the biggest win in his career on Saturday against Gegard Mousasi, will now fight Whittaker at the UFC 193 event.
UFC 193 will take place on November 15 at Etihad Stadium in Australia, which is Whittaker’s home country.
Hall (12-5) is coming off a second round TKO win over Gegard Mousasi at the UFC Fight Night event in Japan on Saturday night. Hall survived a tough first round in which he was dominated, to land a spinning head kick and flying knee to finish Mousasi in a huge upset. Hall has won five of his last six bouts, with the lone loss being a controversial split decision loss that many that he won against Rafael Natal.
Whittaker (14-4) has won three consecutive fights with the last win coming against Brad Tavares in spectacular KO fashion. The former TUF winner is (5-2) overall in the UFC. The winner of this bout will likely face a high ranking middleweight in their next bout.
The UFC 193 event will be headlined by the women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Holly Holm. The co-main event will feature the UFC women’s strawweight title fight between champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and challenger Valerie Letourneau.