Michael Bisping steps into the Octagon Saturday night at UFC 199 as one of the year’s biggest underdogs. The title shot against Luke Rockhold was originally scheduled to go to Chris Weidman, but due to an injury he was forced to pull out. As a result, Bisping will get his first crack at a UFC title on just a few weeks’ notice.
Oddsmakers and fight fans aren’t giving the Brit much of a chance against Rockhold, but this fight could be much closer than you think. If you’re trying to talk yourself into picking Bisping, here’s some extra ammunition to back up your wager: