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Michael Bisping

Michael "The Count" Bisping

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  • Given Name: Michael Gavin Joseph Bisping
  • MMA Record: 30-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Count
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 39 | Date of Birth: 1979.02.28
  • Last Fight: November 25, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: RVCA
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 75.5" (192cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,828,000 USD
  • Born: Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Fighting out of: Anaheim, California
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Michael Bisping, who fights out of the now-famous Wolfslair MMA Academy in Liverpool, England, first began fighting professionally for various MMA promotions in his home country, including Cage Rage, where he ran his professional record to an easy 10-0 with 10 finishes before competing on The Ultimate Fighter 3 and winning the light heavyweight tournament for his UFC contract. Bisping won two more UFC fights by TKO before scraping by Matt Hamill in a very close and controversial Split Decision in 2007. He then lost the first fight of his professional career when he came up short in another Split Decision to future champion “Sugar” Rashad Evans.


After the Evans fight, Bisping dropped down to 185 lbs., winning three straight fights with his trademark relentless, swarming style. On his biggest stage to that point, however, and following months of back-and-forth trash-talking, Bisping suffered a setback when he was knocked out in stunning and dramatic fashion by Dan Henderson at UFC 100 in July of 2009. The loss to Henderson led to questions of whether or not Bisping deserved to remain the face of U.K. mixed martial arts, but he has since gone an impressive 3-1 in the organization. The most recent of these was a main event unanimous decision victory over judoka Yoshihiro Akiyama at the UFC 120 event in London, England. On a night when many hometown fighters were defeated, Bisping saved the day by outpointing a game Akiyama in a bout that won fight of the night honors.


Primarily a kickboxer, Bisping combines excellent foot movement, striking accuracy, and an underrated grappling and submission game to great effect inside the cage, having defeated notable UFC fighters such as Eric Schafer, Chris Leben, and Denis Kang during his time with the promotion. Bisping is tenacious and sets a high pace, and at his best moves seamlessly between the standing and ground games to disorient his opponents. Although some fans believe he has a suspect chin after the devastating loss to Henderson and another to cage legend Wanderlei Silva (by Unanimous Decision), Bisping continues to compete on a regular basis in the hopes of realizing his dream of becoming the first UFC champion from the U.K.


At UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis, Bisping squared off against fellow middleweight contender Chael Sonnen in what was tabbed a number one contender's bout for the UFC Middleweight Championship. In a very competitive bout he dropped a unanimous decision to Sonnen. However, in defeat Bisping was still praised for his performance as many people scored the bout for him including UFC president Dana White. He was able to parlay this momentum into a match up against another middleweight contender in former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Stann. The two met at UFC 152 and the fight saw Bisping outwork Stann to a unanimous decision victory. Following this win, Bisping continued to campaign his case for an eventual title shot against middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. However he had a misstep when he faced off against Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 when he was finished in the second round with a head kick TKO.


Bisping looked to get back in the win column when he faced Alan Belcher as the Co-Main event of UFC 159. The fight would be stopped when Belcher received and accidental poke to the eye and doctors would not let him continue. So the fight would go to a decision before the third round was over and Bisping would win by a Technical Decision. Bisping was getting the better of the stand up for all three rounds before the eye poke. His next fight would be the Main Event of the Ultimate Fighter Canada vs. Australia finale against Tim Kennedy, and Kennedy would use his wrestling to pick up the decision win over Bisping. The Count would get back in the win column with a dominant performance over Cung Le getting the TKO finish in the 4th round and securing a Performance of the Night bonus in the process. He will look to make it two straight when he faces Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 55.


The Ultimate Fighter 3

Episode 4 Bisping def. Kristian Rothaermel by TKO (Strikes) at 3:51 of Round 1

Episode 12 Bisping def. Ross Pointon by Submission (Strikes) at 2:13 of Round 1

TUF 3 Finale Bisping def. Josh Haynes by TKO (Strikes) at 4:14 of Round 2

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