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Bisping Edges Out Unanimous Decision Over Silva

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Michael Bisping took on Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC London, a card which was exclusively shown on UFC Fight Pass. Bisping carried a 2 fight win streak into this fight, a fight that not only saw him in the main event against arguably the greatest fighter of all time but a fight in his home country of England. Silva was coming off of back to back losses to Chris Weidman and a victory over Nick Diaz that was changed to a no contest after both fighters tested positive on drug tests. After serving a year-long suspension, Silva was looking to prove that he still deserved to be the most feared opponent at 185 lbs.

Round 1

Both men took to the center of the octagon as the round begins. Silva began circling while dodging multiple strikes from Bisping, the Spider looked very relaxed and was looking for an opening. Both fighters were throwing feints, feeling each other out. A right hand by Bisping connected but Silva responded with a body kick and a push kick to the leg of Bisping. Silva dodges a head kick but gets hit with a jab. After a brief exchange, Silva begins to walk forward on Bisping, landing a body kick and leg kick in the process. Bisping hits a leg kick of his own and has Silva backed up now. Silva has his hands down, dodging shots and egging on Bisping, Silva hits a left hook and goes back to dodging and taunting. Bisping connects with multiple shots and Silva looks rocked for a moment before getting fired up and signaling Bisping that he wants more as the round comes to an end.

Round 2

It’s right back to the center of the octagon to start the second. Bisping backs Silva against the cage quickly, both fighters feinting a lot again. Bisping lands a few shots but Silva doesn’t seem phased as he once again has his hands down and is dodging and taunting. Bisping backs up rather than continue to engage and Silva smiles as he walks forward and connects with a jab. They return to circling with multiple brief exchanges but nothing of any consequence really lands. Silva finds himself backed against the cage again and is almost dancing as he dodges punches before connecting with a right hand. Silva is using a lot of arm movement to try and confuse Bisping before snapping off a jab. Bisping responds with a body kick and multiple leg kicks. Silva uses good head movement to dodge some shots but gets dropped by a big right hand from Bisping. Bisping dodges up kicks and ends up in full guard while landing some ground and pound. Silva uses his legs to push Bisping away as the horn sounds.

Round 3

At the start of the 3rd, Silva looks to be taking the fight more seriously now after being rocked twice in the opening rounds. Bisping once again backs him up and lands a leg kick. Silva lands a couple leg kicks of his own as well as a body shot before Bisping hits a leg kick of his own. More feints by both fighters as they end up against the cage briefly and then return to the center of the octagon. Both fighters land glancing shots on each other before Silva catches a kick and dumps Bisping to the mat, as Bisping gets back to his feet he eats a head kick from Silva. Bisping barely connects with a right hand but gets hit with a right hand by Silva in return. Silva starts walking forward but gets hit with multiple jabs by Bisping. Silva hits a high kick and now has Bisping against the cage where he lands a big knee to the body. Bisping connects with a right hand and multiple jabs but loses his mouthpiece. As Bisping is distracted by the lost mouthpiece, Silva uses that distraction to swarm him and connect with some big shots. As Silva briefly backs up, Bisping is once again distracted by asking the ref for his mouthpiece and Silva unleashes a brutal flying knee that drops Bisping to the mat. Silva backs up as the round ends and confusion reigns in the octagon. Silva is acting like he won the fight, the commission is in the octagon and Herb Dean is trying to regain control, continuously saying that the fight isn’t over. After a few minutes of chaos, order is restored and both men are back in their corners

Round 4

Bisping has a big cut under his left eye at the start of the 4th, rather than come out quickly, Silva is circling and looks to be giving Bisping time to recover. Silva lands a body kick and then catches Bisping in the groin when he try a leg kick. The fight is restarted after a brief time out and Bisping lands a small jab. Silva ends up against the fence once again with Bisping landing shots. Silva then resumes his taunting and dodging, connects with a jab but gets hit by a solid 1-2 combination from Bisping. Bisping lands a solid body shot and follows it up with a head kick and another combination. Silva slowly begins to walk forward and lands a body kick of his own before ending up back against the cage again. Bisping lands a few glancing blows, eats a jab but then inadvertently pokes Silva in the eye. After the doctor looks him over and declares him fit to fight, action is resumed. Silva uses another push kick to the leg of Bisping and both fighters exchange shots. Bisping lands a combo before being backed down by Silva and getting hit with a big 1-2 combo from The Spider, followed by a big knee. A big exchange of blows has Bisping against the cage and Silva lands a superman punch as the horn sounds.

Round 5

The circling starts off yet another round before Silva connects with a high kick and blood is pouring from the cut under Bisping’s eye. A brief flurry by Bisping is cut off by a spinning body kick from Silva. Bisping responds with a jab and Silva almost slips as he throws a hook. Herb Dean steps in and they bring in a doctor to check the cut on Bisping. After a brief pause, the fight is resumed and Silva lands a left straight and then a big right hand that rocks Bisping. Silva connects with some knees as Bisping is frantically trying to defend himself before eating another big kick and punch from Silva. Bisping throws a punch and misses but it seems to be enough to get Silva to back off briefly. Bisping lands an inside leg kick, followed by multiple outside leg kicks. Silva connects with a jab and then misses a front kick. Silva lands another jab, misses a spinning elbow and lands a kick to the body. They return to circling as the round, and the fight comes to an end.

Result

Winner by Unanimous Decision: Michael Bisping (48-47 x3)

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*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results

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The UFC hosted their second event in the country of Poland, as UFC Gdsank took place at the Ergo Arena. The card was headlined by a welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.

Cerrone (32-9) was coming off a close unanimous decision loss to former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler in July. It was the only time in “Cowboy’s” MMA career that he had suffered consecutive losses.

Till (15-0-1) improved his undefeated record in September, defeating Bojan Veličković by unanimous decision. It was a case of old school vs. new school in this headliner, as the up and comer Till hoped to secure the biggest win of his career over Cerrone.


MAIN CARD – UFC Fight Pass – 8PM BST

  • Donald Cerrone (32-9) vs. Darren Till (15-0-1) – Welterweight bout
    • Result: Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) Round 1 – 4:20
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-3) – Women’s strawweight bout
    • Result: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jan Blachowicz (20-7) vs. Devin Clark (8-2) – Light heavyweight bout
    • Result: Jan Błachowicz def. Devin Clark via SUB (rear-naked choke) Round 2 – 3:02
  • Oskar Piechota (10-0) vs. Jonathan Wilson (7-3) – Middleweight bout
    • ResultOskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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Bellator 185- How to Watch, Times and Fight Card

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Bellator is once again heading to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville Connecticut, and this time they are bringing with them one of the most anticipated former UFC fighter turned Bellator stars’ debut. Gegard Mousasi will be making his first appearance in the Bellator cage against a former Bellator champion in Alexander Shlemenko. Although this event has lost some of its star power over the last several weeks, it is still stacked and you can bet that the main event will bring some fireworks.

Earlier in the month, it was announced that King Mo had suffered an injury that had forced him out of his co-main event fight with former middleweight champion Liam McGeary. Bellator worked quickly to secure a replacement opponent for McGeary in Bubba McDaniels. Unfortunately for McDaniels and the fans alike, McGeary had later suffered an injury of his own and the fight was removed from the card.

This left a spot open in the co-main event slot, which would be filled by a welterweight matchup between Brennan Ward and David Rickels. Just four days out from the fight, Bellator announced that Ward had also become injured and the fight has been removed from the card as well. The main card has been shuffled around and the welterweight bout between Neiman Gracie and Zak Bucia will now serve as the co-main event.

Main Card- Spike TV (US/Canada) Spike UK (UK)- 9 pm EDT, 6 pm PDT, 2 pm UK

  • Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC)
  • Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8)
  • Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut)
  • Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)
  • Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0)

Preliminary Card- Live Stream (MMA Latest New)- 7 pm EDT, 4 pm PDT, 12 pm UK

  • 195 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Alec Hooben (5-3)
  • Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)
  • Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius de Jesus (5-1) vs. Joaquin Buckley (7-1)
  • Lightweight Preliminary Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)
  • Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Timothy Wheeler (1-4) vs. Pete Rogers (2-4)
  • 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (3-1) vs. Matthew Denning (5-6)
  • 150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-2)
  • Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (Pro Debut)
  • Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez (6-4) vs. Billy Giovanella (9-5)
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