The UFC returned to China for the second time this year and was headlined by a middleweight clash between Cung Le and Michael ‘the Count’ Bisping. The event which streamed live here in the U.S. on Fight Pass took place at the Cotai Arena – Venetian Macau, in Macao, China.
42-year old Le returned to the octagon and was bloodied after a punch to the eye by Bisping in a highly entertaining second round. Le began wincing and blood poured from his fight prompting the referee to halt the action while Le was checked out by a ringside physician.
The fight would go into the fourth round where Bisping would stop Le at 0:57 in Round 4. Big win for the Brit.
Tyron Woodley bounced back from his loss to Rory MacDonald with a big TKO win with a very game Dong Hyun Kim at just 1:01 in the first round. Also Zhang Lipeng battered and bloodied his opponent Brandan O’Reilly en route to a unanimous decision victory.
Also on the card was the TUF (Ultimate Fighter) China Finale. Ning Guangyou defeated Jianping Yang to become the first ever TUF China featherweight winner. He defeated Yang via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Main Card (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 9:00 AM ET)
-Michael Bisping defeated Cung Le via TKO at 0:57 in Round 4
-Tyron Woodley defeated Dong Hyun Kim via TKO (Strikes) at 1:01 Round 1
-Zhang Lipeng defeated Brendan O’Reilly via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-Ning Guangyou defeated Jianping Yang via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Bouts (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 AM ET)
-Wang Sai def. Danny Mitchell via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Alberto Mina def. Shinsho Anzai via KO (Punches) at 4:17 in Round 1
-Yuta Sasaki defeated Roland Delorme via Rear Naked Choke Submission at 1:06 in Round 1
-Colby Covington defeated Wang Anying by TKO Strikes at 4:50 Round 1
-Royston Wee defeated Yao Zhikui by Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
-Milana Dudieva defeated Elizabeth Phillips by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
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