Michael Bisping announced on UFC Tonight that he is off the 11/15 show in Melbourne, Australia due to needing elbow surgery. Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker was fourth from the top on that show behind two women’s title fights, Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau, as well as the heavyweight rematch of Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva.
Uriah Hall will step in for Bisping against Robert Whitaker. Hall will look to keep winning after an upset win over Gegard Mousasi with a flying knee.
UFC also has announced two new fights for the 1/17 show at the TD Garden, a Sunday night show right after the NFL playoffs headlined by T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title.
Added is a heavyweight bout between ranked fighters with Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione. Both fighters are looking to get back to winning. Brown after a TKO loss to Andre Arlovski last May and Mitrion losing to Ben Rothwell by choke in June.
Also, on the card will be middleweight fight with Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman both coming off of knock out losses.