Sunday, 9 October 2016

UFC 204 RESULTS: AS MICHAEL BISPING BEATS DAN HENDERSON BY UNANIMOUS DECISION

The stars aligned for Michael Bisping, as the first British UFC Champion revelled in a glorious Manchester homecoming and retention of his title.


Michael Bisping twice fought back from the brink of defeat to beat Dan Henderson to cling on his middleweight title at UFC 204.
The champion was dropped in each of the opening two rounds by his opponent's renowned 'H-bomb' but the bloodied British survived to outpoint his long-time rival.

Henderson at 46 had vowed to hang up his gloves regardless of the result in Manchester.
But he threatened to spoil the party and bow out on a high when he unleashed his right hand on Bisping's chin towards the end of the round one. The British slumped to the canvas but had enough fight left to see out the remaining seconds.
Bisping recovered enough to control the second session before Henderson's right hand landed flush again. Once more the British held on to hear the buzzer but his face was a bloodied mess. Back the champion came in the third round however as Henderson tired.

The challenger took full advantage of a time-out for a low blow in the penultimate stanza as Bisping levelled the scorecards. It was winner-takes-all ahead of the final session and Bisping did just enough to keep his belt.
Two judges gave him the nod by 48-47 with one judge scoring the contest a rather wide 49-46.

Revenge at Manchester was a dish best served in front of 21,000 partisan fans inside the Arena, roaring on their battle-hardened warrior as he settled an old score.

UFC 204 FULL RESULTS

  • Michael Bisping bt Dan Henderson via unanimous decision
  • Gegard Mousasi bt Victor Belfort via TKO

  • Jimi Manuwa bt Ovince Saint Preux via knockout (punches)

  • Stefan Struve bt Daniel Omielanczuk via submission (D'Arce choke)

  • Mirsad Bektic bt Russell Doane via submission (rear-naked choke)

  • Iuri Alcantara bt Brad Pickett via submission (triangle choke)

  • Damian Stasiak bt Davey Grant via submission (armbar)

  • Leon Edwards bt Albert Tumenov via submission (rear-naked choke)

  • Marc Diakiese bt Lukasz Sajewski via TKO (strikes)
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  • Mike Perry bt Danny Roberts via knockout (knee, punches)
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  • Leonardo Santos bt Adriano Martins via split decision
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