The news was officially announced this morning via a press release though Bisping last week revealed the news himself on his SiriusXFM radio show.
While the most of the information was already known, some additional details were revealed today including the announcement of a UFC 204 press conference set for this Friday one hour prior to the UFC 202 weigh-ins.
The press conference, which is free and open to the public, will start at 2:00pm PDT / 5:00pm EDT and 10:00pm BST in the Marquee Ballroom at the MGM Grand Resort & Casino and will also be streamed live on UFC.com.
As reported weeks ago, the event will take place on traditional US pay-per-view timings and will start at 11:00pm on October 8 Manchester local time, the main card will then subsequently kick off at 3:00am U.K. time.
UFC Fight Pass Card
Manchester (BST) – 11pm Oct 8
New York (EDT) – 6pm Oct 8
Las Vegas (PDT) – 3pm Oct 8
Manchester (BST) – 1am Oct 9
New York (EDT) – 8pm Oct 8
Las Vegas (PDT) – 5pm Oct 8
Manchester (BST) – 3am Oct 9
New York (EDT) – 10pm Oct 8
Las Vegas (PDT) – 7pm Oct 8
One bantamweight fight was also confirmed in addition to the six other fights that had been reported elsewhere. Britain's own Davey Grant will have face Damian Stasiak.
UFC 204 – Fight Card
Michael Bisping vs Dan Henderson
Gegard Mousasi vs Vitor Belfort
Jimi Manuwa vs Ovince Saint Preux
Stefan Struve vs Ruslan Magomedo
Brad Pickett vs Iuri Alcantara
Davey Grant vs Damian Stasiak
Adriano Martins vs Leonardo Santos
Tickets for the event will go on general sale on September 9, though UFC Fight Club members will have access from September 7 and newsletter subscribers from September 8.