Michael
Bisping
26-7-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #9 Middleweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 26-7-0
Summary: Standup, heart, adapts to any situation, fitness

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Count
From: Manchester England
Fights Out Of: Manchester England
Age: 36
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2850
38% Successful
1095
Types of Successful Strikes
0
1095
76% Standing
13%
11%
831
140
124
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
59
44% 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
Michael Bisping
Apr 25, 2015
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Loss
Michael Bisping
Nov 7, 2014
20
16
0
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Michael Bisping
Aug 23, 2014
92
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
R4 KO/TKO
Loss
Michael Bisping
Apr 16, 2014
40
51
0
5
0
0
0
11
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
Apr 27, 2013
93
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Michael Bisping
Jan 19, 2013
18
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Sep 22, 2012
64
57
4
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Michael Bisping
Jan 28, 2012
40
30
4
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
Jason Miller
Dec 3, 2011
102
27
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Feb 26, 2011
50
8
3
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Oct 16, 2010
118
50
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
May 29, 2010
76
50
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Michael Bisping
Feb 20, 2010
42
32
1
5
1
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
Nov 14, 2009
29
11
3
0
1
0
0
6
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Michael Bisping
Jul 11, 2009
29
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Oct 18, 2008
70
51
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Michael Bisping
Jun 7, 2008
25
7
2
0
0
0
3
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Apr 19, 2008
39
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Michael Bisping
Nov 17, 2007
23
40
6
2
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Michael Bisping
Sep 8, 2007
47
56
0
6
0
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Michael Bisping
Apr 21, 2007
36
8
1
0
0
2
0
2
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Dec 30, 2006
19
3
0
3
0
2
0
3
R1 KO/TKO
Michael Bisping
Jun 24, 2006
41
8
4
0
4
0
8
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
CWFC - Strike Force 4
Nov 26, 2005
10
6
0
1
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Michael Bisping
Jakob Lovstad
CWFC - Strike Force 3
Oct 1, 2005
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Michael Bisping
Miika Mehmet
CWFC - Strike Force 2
Jul 16, 2005
22
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

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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