Michael Bisping has won each of his last four fights, claiming the UFC middleweight title in his last bout. Bisping will put that title on the line this Saturday at UFC 204 in Manchester, England.
The UFC middleweight champion is a -235 betting favorite to successfully defend his title at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Bisping is enjoying the best run of his career at 37 years old, with his current four-fight winning streak including wins over Anderson Silva and his upset win over Luke Rockhold at UFC 199.
Bisping took the title shot on short notice and made the best of it, avenging his previous loss to Rockhold with a first-round knockout to win the belt.
Now, Bisping is looking to avenge another loss from his past. Henderson knocked Bisping out back in 2009 at UFC 100. Henderson has lost six of his last nine fights, but at 46 years old is getting one last title shot in the UFC. Seven of Henderson's last eight wins have come by way of knockout, and he'll likely need to catch Bisping by surprise with a knockout to win this Sunday. Henderson is a +185 underdog.
The co-main event of the evening is another middleweight bout featuring Gegard Mousasi (-335) and Vitor Belfort (+255).
Mousasi has become a more well-rounded fighter in recent years, owning both a strong submission game and solid power as evidenced by his career win split of 20 knockouts, 12 submissions and seven decision wins. Belfort has lost two of his last three fights, and each of his last five fights have ended in the first round by knockout with three wins and two losses.
Seeing his first action since losing in the main event of UFC 197 to Jon Jones, light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux is a -155 favorite going up against Jimi Manuwa (+125) on the UFC betting lines. Hailing from Morden, England, Manuwa should have the support of the home crowd in this one. Thirteen of the light heavyweight's 15 career wins have come by knockout.
Other fights leading up to the main event include Stefan Struve (-185) vs Daniel Omielanczuk (+150), Mirsad Bektic (-700) vs. Russell Doane (+450) and Danny Roberts (-150) vs. Mike Perry (+120).
Mirsad Bektic (-700) vs. Russell Doane (+450)
Gegard Mousasi (-335) vs. Vitor Belfort (+255)
Michael Bisping (-235) vs. Dan Henderson (+185)
Stefan Struve (-185) vs Daniel Omielanczuk (+150)
Ovince St. Preux (-155) vs. Jimi Manuwa (+125)
Danny Roberts (-150) vs. Mike Perry (+120)