Michael
Bisping
26-6-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 26-6-0
Summary: Standup, heart, adapts to any situation, fitness

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Count
From: Manchester England
Fights Out Of: Manchester England
Age: 35
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2702
39% Successful
1058
Types of Successful Strikes
0
1058
75% Standing
13%
12%
796
138
124
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
57
46% Successful
26
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
15
2
Takedown Defense
63
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Luke Rockhold
UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Nov 8, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Michael Bisping -- -- -- --
Win
Michael Bisping Aug 23, 2014
71 0 0 0 R4 KO/TKO
Cung Le 27 0 0 0
Loss
Michael Bisping Apr 16, 2014
40 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Tim Kennedy 51 5 0 11
Win
Michael Bisping Apr 27, 2013
93 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Alan Belcher 29 0 0 0
Loss
Vitor Belfort Jan 19, 2013
18 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Michael Bisping 14 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Sep 22, 2012
64 4 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Brian Stann 57 0 0 0
Loss
Chael Sonnen Jan 28, 2012
40 4 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Bisping 30 1 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Dec 3, 2011
102 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Jason Miller 27 1 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Feb 26, 2011
50 3 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Jorge Rivera 8 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Oct 16, 2010
118 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yoshihiro Akiyama 50 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping May 29, 2010
76 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dan Miller 50 1 0 0
Loss
Wanderlei Silva Feb 20, 2010
42 1 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Bisping 32 5 0 1
Win
Michael Bisping Nov 14, 2009
29 3 1 0 R2 KO/TKO
Denis Kang 11 0 0 6
Loss
Dan Henderson Jul 11, 2009
29 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Michael Bisping 22 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Oct 18, 2008
70 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Leben 51 1 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Jun 7, 2008
25 2 0 3 R1 KO/TKO
Jason Day 7 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Apr 19, 2008
39 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Charles McCarthy 1 1 1 1
Loss
Rashad Evans Nov 17, 2007
23 6 0 4 R3 Decision - Split
Michael Bisping 40 2 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping Sep 8, 2007
47 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Matt Hamill 56 6 0 4
Win
Michael Bisping Apr 21, 2007
36 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Elvis Sinosic 8 0 2 2
Win
Michael Bisping Dec 30, 2006
19 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Eric Schafer 3 3 2 3
Michael Bisping Jun 24, 2006
41 4 4 8 R2 KO/TKO
Josh Haynes 8 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping
CWFC - Strike Force 4
Nov 26, 2005
10 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Ross Pointon 6 1 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping
CWFC - Strike Force 3
Oct 1, 2005
11 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jakob Lovstad 0 0 0 0
Win
Michael Bisping
CWFC - Strike Force 2
Jul 16, 2005
22 0 2 0 R1 KO/TKO
Miika Mehmet 1 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Run first thing in the morning. Wrestling, grappling, jiu-jitsu in the morning, and then striking and sparring in the evening.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I’ve been doing martial arts since I was eight years old, but I started training for mixed martial arts specifically in summer of 2003.  I had done kickboxing and jiu-jitsu for years, but I took it up as a career in 2003.  I had a lot of jobs but I had never been happy in anything I did, so when I did this, it was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life – I’ve never been happier and so far things have been going really well.

Accomplishments in amateur competition? 1995 Silver medal – world jiu-jitsu championships; 5 x British kickboxing champion; God knows how many times British Sport jiu-jitsu champion.

Accomplishments in pro competition? Cage Rage Champion, Cage Warriors Champion, FX3 Champion, TUF 3 Champion, Coach on TUF 9 and TUF 14.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: None, unless you count 73rd in World Ninja Games 1999 (lack of smoke bomb skills let me down)

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle & Triple Decker Pecker Wrecker

Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee

Do you have any heroes? I’ve got nothing for respect for the guys at the top of the chain – guys like Chuck Liddell and Georges St-Pierre, and guys like Shogun Rua – I admire his style and I think he’s an exciting fighter.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  It’s a dream come true.  It’s the top organization in the world, and here it is, three years after I started, and I’m here.  This is just a stepping stone into the UFC and hopefully I can go on and have a decent career here.  I still can’t believe it, to be honest – it’s almost surreal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?  I went for a little bit and then left.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was an upholsterer, making furniture, when I switched to MMA.  Before that, you name it, I’ve done it, but all the crappy jobs though, nothing too flamboyant.  I was a slaughterman, builder, and laborer.

Inspiration for his nickname, “The Count”: His grandfather, Andrew, was nobility in Poland and a high-ranking military leader.

Figure he calls “hero”: Randy Couture

Not Too Shabby: Voted “Coolest Man in The U.K.” by readers of Zoo Magazine, beating out Daniel Craig and David Beckham. Voted “Fighter of the Year” in 2008 by readers of best-selling Nuts Magazine, beating out British boxing legends Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe.

Rehearsing His Lines: Bisping’s acting credentials include roles in the British television series “Hollyoaks Later” and action movie “BeatDown.”

Making History: First British fighter to headline a UFC card (UFC 78 in Newark, N.J. versus Rashad Evans); Pitted against Dan Henderson in one of three superfights at UFC 100 in Las Vegas; served as coach of British team for The Ultimate Fighter season 9 reality show on Spike TV.

Career

Trained With

Cheick Kongo
Cheick Kongo
28-8-2
( W-L-D )
Rampage Jackson
Rampage Jackson
32-10-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei Silva
35-12-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Jorge Rivera
Jorge Rivera
19-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Denis Kang UFC® 105 COUTURE vs VERA
Win
Denis Kang UFC® 105 COUTURE vs VERA

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