Michael
Bisping
25-6-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 24 fights.
Record: 25-6-0
Summary: Standup, heart, adapts to any situation, fitness

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Count
From: Manchester England
Fights Out Of: Manchester England
Age: 35
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2515
39% Successful
987
Types of Successful Strikes
0
987
74% Standing
14%
12%
728
137
122
Striking Defense
70
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
57
46% Successful
26
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
15
2
Takedown Defense
63
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Michael Bisping Aug 23, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Cung Le -- -- -- --
Loss
Michael Bisping Apr 16, 2014
40 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Tim Kennedy 51 5 0 11
Win
Michael Bisping Apr 27, 2013
93 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Alan Belcher 29 0 0 0
Loss
Vitor Belfort Jan 19, 2013
18 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Michael Bisping 14 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Sep 22, 2012
64 4 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Brian Stann 57 0 0 0
Loss
Chael Sonnen Jan 28, 2012
40 4 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Bisping 30 1 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Dec 3, 2011
102 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Jason Miller 27 1 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Feb 26, 2011
50 3 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Jorge Rivera 8 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Oct 16, 2010
118 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yoshihiro Akiyama 50 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping May 29, 2010
76 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dan Miller 50 1 0 0
Loss
Wanderlei Silva Feb 20, 2010
42 1 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Bisping 32 5 0 1
Win
Michael Bisping Nov 14, 2009
29 3 1 0 R2 KO/TKO
Denis Kang 11 0 0 6
Loss
Dan Henderson Jul 11, 2009
29 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Michael Bisping 22 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Oct 18, 2008
70 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Leben 51 1 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Jun 7, 2008
25 2 0 3 R1 KO/TKO
Jason Day 7 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Apr 19, 2008
39 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Charles McCarthy 1 1 1 1
Loss
Rashad Evans Nov 17, 2007
23 6 0 4 R3 Decision - Split
Michael Bisping 40 2 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Sep 8, 2007
47 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Matt Hamill 56 6 0 4
Win
Michael Bisping Apr 21, 2007
36 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Elvis Sinosic 8 0 2 2
Win
Michael Bisping Dec 30, 2006
19 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Eric Schafer 3 3 2 3
Michael Bisping Jun 24, 2006
41 4 4 8 R2 KO/TKO
Josh Haynes 8 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping
CWFC - Strike Force 4
Nov 26, 2005
10 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Ross Pointon 6 1 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping
CWFC - Strike Force 3
Oct 1, 2005
11 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jakob Lovstad 0 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping
CWFC - Strike Force 2
Jul 16, 2005
22 0 2 0 R1 KO/TKO
Miika Mehmet 1 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Run with the dog at the crack of dawn in this fine English winter. Drive an hour to the Wolfslair to train techniques, BJJ, wrestling, and striking, or on the pads and some more cardio, then I spar in the evenings. I do that six days a week.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I’ve been doing martial arts since I was eight years old, but I started training for mixed martial arts specifically in 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; 5 x 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.

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 & Triple Decker Pecker Wrecker

Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee

Do you have any heroes? I’ve got nothing for 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, I’ve done it, but all the crappy jobs though, nothing too flamboyant.  I was a slaughterman, builder, and laborer.

Inspiration for his nickname, “The Count”: His grandfather, Andrew, was nobility in Poland and a high-ranking military leader.

Figure he calls “hero”: Randy Couture

Not Too Shabby: Voted “Coolest Man in The U.K.” by readers of Zoo Magazine, beating out Daniel Craig and David Beckham. Voted “Fighter of the Year” in 2008 by readers of best-selling Nuts Magazine, beating out British boxing legends Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe.

Rehearsing His Lines: Bisping’s acting credentials include roles in the British television series “Hollyoaks Later” and action movie “BeatDown.”

Making History: First British fighter to headline a UFC card (UFC 78 in Newark, N.J. versus Rashad Evans); Pitted against Dan Henderson in one of three superfights at UFC 100 in Las Vegas; served as coach of British team for The Ultimate Fighter season 9 reality show on Spike TV.

Career

Trained With

Cheick Kongo
Cheick Kongo
28-8-2
( W-L-D )
Rampage Jackson
Rampage Jackson
32-10-0
( 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
Win
Denis Kang UFC® 105 COUTURE vs VERA

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