Here’s some good news for UK Fans – despite rumors that it might not go ahead, a UFC event in Manchester, England on October 26th has now been officially confirmed by the promotion.

‘UFC Fight Night 29’ will be headlined as previously reported by a middleweight clash between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz.

Bisping is coming off a win over Alan Belcher back in April which ended unfortunately when ‘The Talent’ received an unintentional eye-poke, but prior to that ‘The Count’ had been very much in control of the fight.  This’ll be the first time that Bisping has fought on home turf in three years so the UK fans will be eager to see him perform.

Munoz also racked up a significant win in his last Octagon outing, claiming a decision win over Tim Boetsch last month at UFC 162.  He has previous experience fighting in the UK having headlined UFC 138 opposite Chris Leben in 2011.

Meanwhile, the co-main event of the evening will feature another UK favorite Ross Pearson battling it out with Melvin Guillard in the lightweight division.

Pearson is on a two-fight winning streak since moving back up to the lightweight division after a stint as a coach on TUF: UK Vs Australia, claiming TKO wins over George Sotiropoulos and Ryan Couture.  Surprisingly Pearson hasn’t fought in his native UK since 2009, so this will likely be a welcome return home for him.

After a slump in form that saw him go just 1-4, Guillard finally got back on track at the recent ‘UFC On FOX 8’ event last month, earning a ‘Knockout Of The Night’ victory over Mac Danzig.  Interestingly enough, despite having fought almost 50 times in his MMA career, Guillard has never competed outside of the U.S, so this will be his international debut.

‘UFC Fight Night: Bisping Vs Munoz’ will be the first big UK event since the organization’s new television deal in the region with BT Sport and it certainly looks like they are bringing a good card to mark the occasion.

The show will also air on FOX Sports 2 in the U.S, a channel which is expected to be formed in place of the existing Fuel TV network.