Michael Bisping

Lesnar Beats Mir: UFC 100 Results

Jon Fitch def. Paulo Thiago - Unanimous Decision
Brock Lesnar def. Frank Mir - KO Round 2 1:48
Georges St. Pierre def. Thiago Alves - Unanimous Decision
Dan Henderson def. Michael Bisping - KO Round 2 3:20
Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Alan Belcher - Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Mark Coleman def. Stephan Bonnar - Unanimous Decision
Jim Miller def. Mac Danzig - Unanimous Decision
Jon Jones def. Jake O’Brien - Submission (D’Arce Choke) Round 2 2:43
Dong-Hyun Kim def. T.J. Grant - Unanimous Decision
Tom Lawlor def. CB Dollaway - Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1 0:55
Matt Grice def. Shannon Gugerty - Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1 2:36

All Fighters Make Weight for UFC 100

Tom Lawlor sporting “Just Bleed” paint. Photo property of Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for UFC 100: Making History are in and all of the fighters successfully made weight in preparation for their bouts Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The card will be headlined by a UFC heavyweight title bout featuring champion Brock Lesnar taking on interim champion Frank Mir. UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will defend his title against Thaigo Alves as well.

Main Card:

Brock Lesnar (265 lbs) vs. Frank Mir (245 lbs)
Georges St. Pierre (170 lbs) vs. Thiago Alves (170 lbs)
Dan Henderson (185 lbs) vs. Michael Bisping (186 lbs)
Yoshihio Akiyama (185 lbs) vs. Alan Belcher (186 lbs)
Jon Fitch (170 lbs) vs. Paulo Thiago (170 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Mark Coleman (205 lbs) vs. Stephan Bonnar (205 lbs)
Mac Danzig (154 lbs) vs. Jim Miller (155 lbs)
Jon Jones (206 lbs) vs. Jake O’Brien (206 lbs)
Dong Hyun Kim (171 lbs) vs. T.J. Grant (170 lbs)
C.B. Dollaway (186 lbs) vs. Tom Lawlor (184 lbs)
Matt Grice (155 lbs) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156 lbs)

Fight of the Day: Bisping vs. Mehmet

From Cage Warriors Fighting Championships’ “Strike Force 2” event in July 2005, here’s current “Ultimate Fighter 9” UK coach Michael Bisping defending his Cage Warriors light heavyweight title against Finnish veteran Miika Mehmet.

Report: Henderson, Franklin to Battle for TUF 9 Coaching Spot

Dan Henderson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

In a situation that was already heavily rumored to be taking place, the winner of former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former multi-division PRIDE title holder Dan Henderson’s light heavyweight battle at UFC 93 in January will be offered a coaching spot opposite Michael Bisping during the ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show.

Brian Knapp of Sherdog.com reported the news on Monday, citing a Spike TV representative as confirming the scenario. Shooting for the show is expected to begin in late January, following the conclusion of UFC 93, which takes place on January 17 in Dublin, Ireland.

UFC President Dana White officially announced Bisping as one of the show’s coaches during Saturday evening’s post-fight press conference for UFC 89, where Bisping defeated fellow ‘TUF’ alumnus Chris Leben in the show’s three-round main event.

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Quick Results: UFC 89

Chris Leben and Michael Bisping. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are the full results from Saturday’s UFC 89 card, which saw Michael Bisping continue his rise up the middleweight ranks in winning an unanimous decision over fellow “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus Chris Leben in the show’s main event.

Per Eklund def. Samy Schiavo - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Jim Miller def. David Baron - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Terry Etim def. Sam Stout - Unanimous Decision
David Bielkheden def. Jess Liaudin - Unanimous Decision
Shane Carwin def. Neil Wain - TKO (Strikes)
Dan Hardy def. Akihiro Gono - Split Decision
Marcus Davis def. Paul Kelly - Submission (Guillotine)
Chris Lytle def. Paul Taylor - Unanimous Decision
Luis Cane def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou - TKO (Strikes)
Keith Jardine def. Brandon Vera - Split Decision
Michael Bisping def. Chris Leben - Unanimous Decision

Bisping Expects Tough Fight With Leben

Michael Bisping reveals that he believes his upcoming fight tomorrow afternoon at UFC 89 in Birmingham, England against fellow former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member and middleweight contender Chris Leben will be his toughest yet in the above video courtesy of ESPN.

Bisping to Serve as TUF 9 Coach

Michael Bisping. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC President Dana White has confirmed that British middleweight sensation Michael Bisping will serve as one of the coaches on the upcoming ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” regardless of the outcome of his fight against Chris Leben this weekend according to Fighters Only Magazine.

From the article:

Win, lose or draw, he will coach the British team,” White revealed.

White then revealed that Bisping’s opposite number on TUF 9 will be either Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson.

“We’re looking for the right fight,” he said, explaining that the chosen coach would have to be a “step up” from Bisping’s previous opponents. Asked if Henderson and Franklin were the two names on the shortlist, he confirmed: “That is who we are looking at.”

Henderson was previously rumored to be one of the UFC’s choices for the spot and a win over Rich Franklin in January would essentially make it a done deal. However a Franklin win would create a tough situation, considering it would be Franklin’s second straight victory over a highly rated opponent in the light heavyweight division. Would either Franklin or Bisping be willing to move up or down a weight class in order to be on the show again?

UFC 89 Weigh In Results

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Main Event
Chris Leben (186) VS Michael Bisping (185)
Brandon Vera (203) VS Keith Jardine (205)
Luiz Cane (206) VS Sokoudjou (205)
Chris Lytle (170) VS Paul Taylor (170)
Marcus Davis (169) VS Paul Kelly (169)
Akihiro Gono (171) VS Dan Hardy (169)
Neil Wain (254) VS Shane Carwin (264)
David Bielkheden (156) VS Jess Liaudin (155)
Sam Stout (155) VS Terry Etim (155)
Jim Miller (155) VS David Baron (155)
Per Eklund (156) VS Samy Schiavo (156)

Leben: “I Expect a War With Bisping”

Chris Leben discusses his upcoming fight against fellow middleweight contender Michael Bisping, which will take place this Saturday afternoon at UFC 89 in Birmingham, England, in the above video courtesy of ESPN.

Rampage Joins Wolfslair, Confirms Ibarra Split

Quinton Jackson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Weeks after being rumored to have split from trainer Juanito Ibarra, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has officially joined up with the Wolfslair Fight Team, signing a three-year deal with the group according to Fighters Only Magazine.

According to Wolfslair co-owner Anthony McGann, Jackson ended up joining the overseas fight club after discussing the possibility with good friend and training partner Michael Bisping. Ibarra, Jackson’s former trainer, has apparently resigned from his prior position effective immediately.

“Wolfslair management has been advising Quinton over the past couple of weeks and he has decided to join the team with Michael Bisping and Paul Kelly,” McGann said in the article.  “Juanito has resigned as Quinton’s manager and will now be concentrating on his other up-and-coming prospects. The split was amicable and they have parted on good terms.”

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