from ufcjunkie.com and the fight network:
The Ultimate Fighter 3 light heavyweight winner Michael Bisping (13-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will fight UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock (26-12-2 MMA, 7-6-2 UFC) -- not Matt Hamill -- at UFC 75 in London, England on Sept. 8.
That's the report from The Fight Network.
Bisping was originally expected to face his former castmate Matt Hamill. Ticketmaster released an event description last week that included the matchup. Instead, though, Loretta Hunt says that Shamrock will come out of retirement to face Bipsing at the event, which takes place at the 02 Arena.
After topping Josh Haynes in The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale, Bisping defeated Eric Schafer with a first-round TKO at UFC 66. Then, in front of a Manchester crowd at April's UFC 70 event, he scored a second-round TKO of Elvis Sinosic.
Shamrock has been fighting professionally for nearly 14 years and competed in the very first UFC event. The submission specialist left the UFC for six years but ultimately returned to fight Tito Ortiz and then to coach a team on The Ultimate Fighter 3 last year opposite Ortiz.Â Shamrock's 1-4 in the Octagon since his return, with three of the losses coming to Ortiz.
Bisping appeared on Ortiz's -- not Shamrock's -- team on The Ultimate Fighter 3.
Although the UFC has confirmed that Bisping will appear on the UFC 75 card, the organization has made no official announcement regarding his opponent.