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UFC 152: Michael Bisping Vs. Brian Stann

Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann

We enter the middleweight division next, as Michael Bisping (23-4) and Brian Stann (12-4) compete, with each fighter looking to make an impact and secure a potential future shot at the title. The third man inside the Octagon will be Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Stann with a big right, as Bisping moves out of the way. Stann ties up Bisping and pushes him against the fence. Bisping reverses it and lands a nice knee inside the clinch. Bisping keeping Stann tied up, neutralizing Stann’s big right. Stann looking to unload the right and end this fight right now. Body shot by Stann and a jab to the face. Quick right by Stann flinches Bisping. Jab answer by Bisping, and a nice right. Bisping drops levels and goes for the takedown, but Stann stays upright thanks to the cage. Elbow to the face by Bisping inside the clinch. Stann goes for the right again, but Bisping ducks. Quick exchange by both men. Stann catches a leg and lands a nice jab. Left connects from Bisping, who goes for a single-leg takedown but is denied. Stann hurts Bisping with a right as we go under 10 seconds in the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stann

Round 2: Bisping seemed uneasy as the round ended thanks to the right by Stann. Another takedown attempt by Bisping, who powers Stann up and gets it, moving to side control. From here, Stann can’t connect with his heavy right. Stann powers Bisping off him and moves to control. Bisping looking to lock in a submission, possibly a triangle, but Stann sees that and changes position. Stann took a thumb to the eye, but Bisping didn’t stop and they are back to their feet. Compared to Stann, Bisping looks small, though he is a bigger middleweight, as well. Bisping with a nice jab that lands. Big right misses by Stann. Bisping gets another takedown, powering Stann to the canvas with 30 seconds to go.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bisping

Round 3: Exchange of leg kicks to start, as Bisping is landing 70-percent of his strikes. Quick jab by Bisping, who drops and gets his third takedown of the match. Stann with a big right as they stand back up. Overhand right by Bisping lands, as does a left. Blood coming from below eye of Stann. Bisping shoots again, but Stann fights it off. Under three minutes to go. Combo from Bisping, as Stann continues to look for the KO blow. Bisping ducks the right, shoots and attempts another takedown. Stann again fights off hte takedown attempt. Stann with a pair of knees inside the clinch as we go under 1:30 left in the fight. Body kick by Stann, as Bisping lands a combo. Stann might have wobbled Bisping with a pair of rights, but Bisping goes for another takedown, and gets it with 30 seconds left. They exchange, and Bisping goes for another takedown as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bisping

Michael Bisping def. Brian Stann via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)