Capping off an insane week featuring four fight cards, No. 9-ranked middleweight Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping will headline the UFC’s first trip to Scotland against No. 10 Thales Leites in the main bout of this Saturday’s (July 18, 2015) UFC Fight Night 72 from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
It’s a pivotal bout in the stacked middleweight division, one where the winner will most likely move on to a huge bout next. For ‘The Count,’ it may be even more pivotal considering he’s spearheading the UFC’s global expansion as arguably the biggest European star in the promotion. He also most likely has only one title run left in him, so he’ll be under intense pressure this weekend.
The streaking Leites has much to lose as well when he puts his eight-fight win streak on the line. He’s won five straight in the UFC, finishing Tim Boetsch, Francis Carmont, and Trevor Smith in his last three.
It should be a closely contested affair between former kickboxing champion Bisping and decorated Brazilan jiu-jitsu artist Leites. Watch famed TriStar Gym trainer Firas Zahabi broke down the keys to victory in the NOS Fight Breakdown: Bisping vs. Leites courtesy of MMAjunkie.com above.