Gegard Mousasi may have lost Michael Bisping as an opponent, but the former Strikeforce champion still plans on competing at UFC Fight Night London.
The Las Vegas-based promotion on Thursday announced that Bisping would face Anderson Silva in the event’s headliner. For now, that leaves Mousasi without a replacement foe for the Feb. 27 card.
“I am not injured, and I will remain on the UFC London card as co-main event,” Mousasi wrote on Twitter. “My manager is working with the UFC to find a new opponent.”
UFC Vice President of Public Relations Dave Sholler confirmed Mousasi’s statement:
Looking for new opponent for him. https://t.co/AYCLYHFBtz— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) December 24, 2015
Mousasi fought three times in 2015, scoring victories over Dan Henderson and Costas Philippou before suffering an upset lost to Uriah Hall in his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night “Barnett vs. Nelson.” The 30-year-old owns a 37-6-2 career mark with other notable wins against Mark Munoz, Ovince St. Preux, Renato Sobral, Mark Hunt, Ronaldo Souza and Melvin Manhoef, to name a few.