Michael
Bisping
31-7-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 5 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 30 fights.
Record: 31-7-0
Summary: Stand-up, heart, adapts to any situation, fitness

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Count
From: Manchester England
Fights Out Of: Manchester England
Age: 37
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 75"
Leg Reach 44"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
4030
38% Successful
1533
Types of Successful Strikes
0
1533
81% Standing
1239
152
142
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
60
43% Successful
26
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
15
2
Takedown Defense
65
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Michael Bisping
Oct 8, 2016
119
81
0
1
0
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Michael Bisping
Jun 4, 2016
17
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Michael Bisping
Feb 27, 2016
75
108
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Michael Bisping
Jul 18, 2015
115
79
0
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Michael Bisping
Apr 25, 2015
75
47
0
2
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Michael Bisping
Nov 7, 2014
20
16
0
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Michael Bisping
Aug 23, 2014
92
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
R4 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Michael Bisping
Apr 16, 2014
40
51
0
5
0
0
0
11
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
Apr 27, 2013
93
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Michael Bisping
Jan 19, 2013
18
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Sep 22, 2012
64
57
4
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Michael Bisping
Jan 28, 2012
40
30
4
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
Jason Miller
Dec 3, 2011
102
27
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Feb 26, 2011
50
8
3
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Oct 16, 2010
118
50
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Michael Bisping
May 29, 2010
76
50
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Michael Bisping
Feb 20, 2010
42
32
1
5
1
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
Nov 14, 2009
29
11
3
0
1
0
0
6
R2 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Loss
Michael Bisping
Jul 11, 2009
29
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Oct 18, 2008
70
51
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
Jun 7, 2008
25
7
2
0
0
0
3
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Apr 19, 2008
39
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Michael Bisping
Nov 17, 2007
23
40
6
2
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Michael Bisping
Sep 8, 2007
47
56
0
6
0
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Michael Bisping
Apr 21, 2007
36
8
1
0
0
2
0
2
R2 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Michael Bisping
Dec 30, 2006
19
3
0
3
0
2
0
3
R1 KO/TKO
Michael Bisping
Jun 24, 2006
41
8
4
0
4
0
8
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
CWFC - Strike Force 4
Nov 26, 2005
10
6
0
1
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Michael Bisping
Jakob Lovstad
CWFC - Strike Force 3
Oct 1, 2005
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Miika Mehmet
CWFC - Strike Force 2
Jul 16, 2005
22
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: Wake up, eat my oatmeal and hit the gym in the morning and in the evening. Always a mixture of boxing / kickboxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu and sparring. Plus weights and circuit training twice a week..

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I’ve been doing martial arts since I was 8 years old, but I started training for mixed martial arts specifically in the summer of 2003.  I had done kickboxing and jiu-jitsu for years, but I took it up as a career in 2003.  I had a lot of jobs but I had never been happy in anything I did. So when I did this, it was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life – I’ve never been happier and so far things have been going really well.

Accomplishments in amateur competition?
1995 Silver medal – world jiu-jitsu championships; five-time British kickboxing champion; God knows how many times British Sport jiu-jitsu champion.

Accomplishments in pro competition?
Cage Rage Champion, Cage Warriors Champion, FX3 Champion, TUF 3 Champion, Coach on TUF9 and TUF14.

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
None, unless you count 73rd in World Ninja Games 1999 (lack of smoke bomb skills let me down)

Favorite grappling technique:
Triangle

Favorite striking technique:
Flying knee

Do you have any heroes?
I’ve got nothing but respect for the guys at the top of the chain – guys like Chuck Liddell and Georges St-Pierre, and guys like Shogun Rua – I admire his style and I think he’s an exciting fighter.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It’s a dream come true.  It’s the top organization in the world, and here it is, three years after I started, and I’m here.  This is just a stepping stone into the UFC and hopefully I can go on and have a decent career here.  I still can’t believe it, to be honest – it’s almost surreal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?  I went for a little bit and then left.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I was an upholsterer, making furniture, when I switched to MMA.  Before that, you name it and I’ve done it. But all the crappy jobs though, nothing too flamboyant.  I was a slaughterman, builder and laborer.
 
• Has won 12 of his last 16 and five straight

• As coach of Team UK on season nine of The Ultimate Fighter against Dan Henderson, produced three of four finalists, and both winners (Ross Pearson and James Wilks). On season 14, coaching against Jason Miller, he produced one of two winners (Diego Brandao).

• Along with Nate Diaz, Chris Holdsworth, Mac Danzig, Amir Sadollah, Diego Brandao, Tony Ferguson and James Wilks, Bisping is one of only eight TUF winners to win all their fights on the show (plus the final) by KO, TKO, or submission.

• Has finished 21 of 31 wins. Didn’t go to a decision until his 2007 win over Matt Hamill.

• 18 wins by KO, three by submission (2 armbar, 1 guillotine)

• The UK’s biggest mixed martial arts star.

• 16-6 as a middleweight

• Nickname comes from his ancestry, where Bisping is considered a Polish Count.

• Now living and training in California.

Career

Trained With

Cheick Kongo
Cheick Kongo
28-8-2
( W-L-D )
Rampage Jackson
Rampage Jackson
35-11-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei Silva
35-12-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Jorge Rivera
Jorge Rivera
19-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Denis Kang UFC® 105 COUTURE vs VERA

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