There was a mix of high-level action, controversy, and blood when Michael Bisping met longtime former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event of today’s (Sat., February 27, 2016) UFC Fight Night 84 from ‘The Count’s’ backyard at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Bisping scored a unanimous decision when the dust had settled, but he didn’t do it without looking perhaps the most beaten and bruised he ever has in his long UFC career. Although the brash Brit clearly held the advantage in the first two rounds, ‘The Spider’ turned it on with a ton of huge strikes in the mid-to-late rounds, even seemingly knocking Bisping out with a pinpoint flying knee as the bell sounded on the third round.
But the hometown man won nonetheless, and much of the questionable score could have been up to the fact that Silva failed to engage for much o the fight as he looked for the perfect opportunity to counter. When he did land, however, the results were devastating, and many, including UFC President Dana White, thought he did enough to take the victory.
This one’s going to be talked about for a while. Who do you think should have won the bloody brawl?