Everything you need to know for UFC 204: Channel, time, and who's fighting

Michael Bisping takes on Dan Henderson in a title fight rematch of the UFC 100 classic

BY Jason Brennan 21:50 Saturday 8 October 2016, 21:50 8 Oct 2016

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Michael Bisping headlines UFC 204 in Manchester in the early hours of this morning as he takes on former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson.

Bisping, fighting in his hometown, aims to defend his Middleweight title for the first time against having taken the belt from Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 following a first round KO.

This is the second time their pair face off, with Henderson having beaten the current champ in a 2009 title eliminator bout at UFC 100. The US veteran will be looking to retire as a champion having already declared his intention to hang up the gloves after the bout.

There's a lot more happening on this card than the title fight though, so here's everything you'll want to know from who's fighting, to where you can watch it and at what time.

Where can you watch UFC 204?

BT Sport 2 will be showing the entire card, with prelims scheduled to start at 1.00am.

When does the main card, and main event start?

The main card kicks off at 3.00am, with the title headliners scheduled to come on at roughly 5.00am. As always, live events can run longer or shorter, so simply use that time as a guide, we'd recommend tuning in from at least 4.30am

Who else is fighting?

This isn't a card tailored completely around the main event. The entire main card is stacked with fights that should provide enough excitement to keep you awake until Bisping and Hendo step inside the cage. Heavyweight Stefan Struve, who holds a win over current divsion champ Stipe Miocic, is looking to add to his 16 second KO of Antonio Silva as he takes on Polish fighter Daniel Omielańczuk who is on a three-fight win streak.

Undefeated Featherweight prospect Mirsad Bektic is looking to put an 11th straight career win under his belt as he faces off against US Bantamweight Russel Doane, who is aiming to put a stop to a three-fight losing streak by jumping up a weightclass.

Ovince St. Preaux is back in the octagon for the first time since losing a decision to Jon Jones back in April, taking on knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in this Light Heavyweight bout. Only one of Manuwa's 17 career fights has went to a decision, and we don'y expect this one to be any different.

And finally, the co-main event features former Light Heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort as he squares off against current Welterweight #7 Gegard Mousasi. With Belfort placed at #3 in the division, a a comprehensive victory for either man could put them in the mix for the next shot at the belt after tonight's title fight.

Now that you know everything, all that's left is to rewatch the first meeting between the headliners from UFC 100, and one of the most vicious KOs ever recorded in the sport.


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