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Michael Bisping

Michael "The Count" Bisping

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  • Given Name: Michael Gavin Joseph Bisping
  • MMA Record: 30-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Count
  • Current Streak: 5 Wins
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1979.02.28
  • Last Fight: October 08, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Wolfslair Academy
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 75.5" (192cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,828,000 USD
  • Born: Cyprus
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Manchester, England
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • Head Coach: Anthony McGann
  • Other Coaches: N/A

Michael Bisping Middleweight Ranking History

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Michael Bisping MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Ca Georges St. Pierre
30-7-0 25-2-0

Us UFC 217: Bisping vs. St. Pierre
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2017.11.04
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Dan Henderson
29-7-0 32-14-0

Gb UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2016.10.08
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Blur - Song 2
#13 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC 204 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:36 Round 1 of 5

Us Luke Rockhold
28-7-0 15-2-0

Us UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2016.06.04
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $300,000 ($250K Base, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#19 Biggest Upset of All Time
#2 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 199 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Gegard Mousasi UFC UFN 84 2016.02.27
Reason: Bisping to Silva Bout
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Anderson Silva
27-7-0 33-6-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 84: Silva vs. Bisping
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.02.27
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#6 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC Fight Night 84 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Robert Whittaker UFC 193 2015.11.14
Reason: Bisping Elbow Injury
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Thales Leites
26-7-0 25-4-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.07.18
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us C.B. Dollaway
25-7-0 15-6-0

Ca UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.04.25
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
#41 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:57 Round 2 of 5, 5:57 Total

Us Luke Rockhold
25-6-0 12-2-0

Au UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.11.07
Odds: +380 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#13 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 55 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:57 Round 4 of 5, 15:57 Total

Vn Cung Le
24-6-0 9-2-0

Mo UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.08.23
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp | Walkout Music: Blur - Song 2
UFC Fight Night 48 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Tim Kennedy
24-5-0 17-4-0

Ca UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Kennedy
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.04.16
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Cancelled Bout Mark Muñoz UFC UFN 30 2013.10.26
Reason: Bisping Eye Injury
Win | Decision
3 Rounds, 14:31 Total

Us Alan Belcher
23-5-0 18-7-0

Us UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.04.27
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $425,000 ($275K Base, $150K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:27 Round 2 of 5, 6:27 Total

Br Vitor Belfort
23-4-0 21-10-0

Br UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.01.19
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#5 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
#22 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#95 Greatest Knockout of All Time
UFC on FX 7 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brian Stann
22-4-0 12-4-0

Ca UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.09.22
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.6 lbs (84.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout Tim Boetsch UFC 149 2012.07.21
Reason: Bisping Injury
Cancelled Bout Tim Boetsch UFC 148 2012.07.07
Reason: Moved to UFC 149
Cancelled Bout Demian Maia UFC on FOX 2 2012.01.28
Reason: Bisping Rescheduled
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chael Sonnen
22-3-0 26-11-1

Us UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.01.28
Odds: +310 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#31 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:34 Round 3 of 5, 13:34 Total

Us Jason Miller
21-3-0 24-7-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.12.03
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $425,000 ($275K Base, $150K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:54 Round 2 of 3, 6:54 Total

Us Jorge Rivera
20-3-0 19-7-0

Au UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.02.26
Odds: -290 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yoshihiro Akiyama
19-3-0 13-2-1

Gb UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.10.16
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard | Walkout Music: Blur - Song 2
#43 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC 120 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dan Miller
18-3-0 11-3-0

Us UFC 114: Jackson vs Evans
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.05.29
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $190,000 ($175K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti | Walkout Music: Blur - Song 2
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Wanderlei Silva
18-2-0 32-10-1

Au UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.02.20
Odds: +173 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#11 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#9 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:24 Round 2 of 3, 9:24 Total

Ca Denis Kang
17-2-0 30-11-1

Gb UFC 105: Couture vs Vera
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.11.14
Odds: +103 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Blur - Song 2
#44 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 105 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
3:20 Round 2 of 3, 8:20 Total

Us Dan Henderson
17-1-0 24-7-0

Us UFC 100
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.07.11
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $150,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki | Walkout Music: Blur - Song 2
#81 Greatest Fight of All Time
#1 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#2 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
#4 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 100 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Leben
16-1-0 18-4-0

Gb UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.10.18
Odds: -238 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:42 Round 1 of 3

Ca Jason Day
15-1-0 18-7-0

Gb UFC 85: Bedlam
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.06.07
Odds: -341 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Chris Leben UFC 85 2008.06.07
Reason: Leben Legal Problems
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Charles McCarthy
14-1-0 10-4-0

Ca UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.04.19
Odds: -353 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Philippe Chartier
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Rashad Evans
14-0-0 10-0-1

Us UFC 78: Validation
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.11.17
Odds: +217 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Matt Hamill
13-0-0 4-0-0

Gb UFC 75: Champion vs Champion
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.09.08
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:20 Round 2 of 3, 6:20 Total

Au Elvis Sinosic
12-0-0 7-9-2

Gb UFC 70: Nations Collide
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.04.21
Odds: -525 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus, $30K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 70 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:24 Round 1 of 3

Us Eric Schafer
11-0-0 7-1-2

Us UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.12.30
Odds: -580 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:14 Round 2 of 3, 9:14 Total

Us Josh Haynes
10-0-0 10-5-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 205 lbs

2006.06.24
Odds: -525 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Strikes
Exhibition Bout
2:12 Round 1 of 3

Gb Ross Pointon
10-0-0 4-6-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 3
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.02.24
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO
Exhibition Bout
4:02 Round 1 of 2

Us Kris Rotharmel
10-0-0 4-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 3
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.02.02
Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Armlock

Gb Ross Pointon

Gb Cage Warriors

2005.11.26
Win | Submission | Strikes

No Jakob Lovstad

Gb Cage Warriors

2005.10.01
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Fi Miika Mehmet

Gb Cage Warriors

2005.07.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Gb Alex Cook

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2005.06.18
Win | KO/TKO

Gb Dave Radford

Gb Cage Warriors

2005.04.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Gb Mark Epstein

Gb Cage Rage

2004.11.27
Win | KO/TKO

Gb Andy Bridges

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2004.08.07
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Gb Mark Epstein

Gb Cage Rage

2004.07.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gb John Weir

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2004.05.30
Win | Submission | Armlock

Gb Steve Mathews

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2004.04.10

Michael Bisping Wiki Update Wiki

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

Last updated 09.10.2014, 2:10 PM ET
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