Michael Bisping feels he deserved a shot at middleweight champion Anderson Silva. That chance was taken from him in a controversial decision loss to Chael Sonnen in January. Now, Bisping remains one of the top middleweight contenders, but he'll have to defeat Brian Stann decisively at UFC 152 to retain that standing.
Stann has won four out of five fights since moving to the middleweight division. While he's still in search of a win over a Top 5 middleweight, the U.S. Marine's intriguing back story honestly puts him within one punch of a title shot when he meets opponents like Bisping.
With Anderson Silva seemingly interested in fighting at any weight except 185 pounds, this middleweight bout will be important in clearing up the currently muddled middleweight title picture. Let's take a look at whether Bisping or Stann has a better chance of walking away from Saturday's fight with a win.