Michael
Bisping
28-7-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #9 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 3 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 27 fights.
Record: 28-7-0
Summary: Standup, heart, adapts to any situation, fitness

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Count
From: Manchester England
Fights Out Of: Manchester England
Age: 36
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
3329
39% Successful
1285
Types of Successful Strikes
0
1285
78% Standing
11%
1008
146
131
Striking Defense
68
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
59
44% Successful
26
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
15
2
Takedown Defense
64
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
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
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
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
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: 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
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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