After getting back in the win cloumn by beating CB Dollaway at UFC 186, seasoned veteran Michael Bisping kept hope alive for one last middleweight title run by defeating dangerous Brazilian Thales Leites by split decision in the main event of today’s (Sat., July 18, 2015) UFC Fight Night 72 from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
It was a hard-fought win that saw ‘The Count’ eat numerous heavy shots from the dangerous improved striker that had him rocked at times. But Bisping used his patented kickboxing-based style to greatly outland Leites, peppering him with a high volume of accurate combos, high kicks, and inside leg kicks to score the nod on the judges’ scorecards.
The big victory will position Bisping for a big fight against perhaps one of the stacked middleweight division’s elite, a spot where the otherwise pristine Brit has faltered in his lengthy UFC career. For now, however, it’s time for ‘The Count’ to enjoy the spoils of arguably his biggest win over the previously No. 9-ranked Leites.
Check out the video highlights of his solid if not spectacular main event win above.