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Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
Round 1: As expected, the crowd was wild for Bisping. Kang caught Bisping with a right hand, that knocked Bisping to the ground, and Kang got in half guard. Kang tried to pass, and briefly mounted Bisping, only for Bisping to shrug him off and Kang got back into half guard. Kang got full mount again, Bisping escaped, and Kang got half guard. Kang controlled the round, but wasn’t able to do much damage. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Kang.
Round 2: Bisping attempted a head kick early, which grazed Kang. Kang was able to land some jabs, while Bisping was looking for the high kick. Bisping managed to take Kang down and was able to land some shots while Kang tried to kick him off. Kang got back to his feet, and Bisping took Kang down again, and was raining down elbows and strikes. Kang got back to his feet again, and Bisping pecked away at Kang with jabs. Bisping go another easy takedown and rained down punches and knees before the referee finally stepped in and called the fight. Impressive victory for Bisping.
Michael Bisping defeated Denis Kang via TKO (strikes) at 4:24 of Round 2.
After the bout, Bisping thanked Kang for being a good opponent. He also apologized for the Henderson fight and thanked the fans. He said he’s got a long way to go, but he’s looking to go back to the top.