UFC 152 Results Recap: First Flyweight champion, Bisping wins impressivelyPosted on September 23, 2012, 01:10 AM by Mike Drahota
UFC 152 is in the books and Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones has successfully defended his belt once again with an fourth round submission of Vitor Belfort. The champ used a great mix of his wrestling and striking to thoroughly out-class Belfort throughout the entire fight. This comes as no surprise to most, although Belfort appeared to have Jones in some danger of being submitted early on with a tight armbar. Jones said afterward that he was waiting for the arm to break, but that he would not tap out.
In other action, the inaugural Flyweight champion was crowned as Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez in a back-and-forth affair which showcased the excellent takedowns of“Mighty Mouse.” Many had picked Benavidez to win this fight. Michael Bisping outskilled Brian Stann with some improved wrestling and his patented striking accuracy. Stann did stop some takedown attempts and land some good shots but ultimately lost to Bisping via unanimous decision.
Rounding out the main card, Matt Hamill came out of retirement to best Roger Hollett with a decision.Cub Swanson threw a huge looping right hand that absolutely stunned his opponent Charles Oliveira, who fell to the mat, knocked out after a strange delay. An impressive win for the Greg Jackson product, who proves that they do train to finish fights.
UFC 152 Full Results:
-Jon Jones def. Vitor Belfort via R4 Submission (Kimura)
-Demetrious Johnson def. Joseph Benavidez via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
-Michael Bisping def. Brian Stann via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Matt Hamill def. Roger Hollett via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-Cub Swanson def. Charles Oliveira by R1 KO (Punch)
-Vinny Magalhaes def. Igor Pokrajac via R2 Submission (Armbar)
-T.J. Grant def. Evan Dunham via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
-Sean Pierson def. Lance Benoist via Unanimous Decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
-Marcus Brimage def. Jimy Hettes by Unanimous Decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
Upset of the Night: Demetrious Johnson is the first Flyweight champion with his victory over Benavidez, who many thought would take home the crown.