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UFC Fight Night 48: Michael Bisping Vs. Cung Le

ufc fight night 48

Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le

It’s time for the main event, as middleweights Michael Bisping (24-6) and Cung Le (9-2) settle their differences over five rounds – if necessary.

Round 1: Le flexes his kickboxing with a quick kick to the midsection. Another stiff right kick lands. Bisping fires back with a kick of his own. Le goes low and lands a stiff jab, following up with a spinning attack. He’s targeting the midsection of “The Count.” Bisping with his own spinning kick appears to catch Le off guard. Kick from Le connects and nearly doubles Bisping over. Good 1-2 from Bisping to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bisping

Round 2: Bisping comes right out after Le, landing a right. Again, Le fires back with a kick. Another shot to the body lands by the former champion. Le looks to the ref, as it appears he got poked in the eye and can’t open his right eye. It’s bleeding now and Bisping is going after it. The Count is walking him down and Le still can’t see out of the eye. Head kick from Bisping and Le is in a bad position. Spinning attack by Bisping and now another cut is opened up by the left eye of Le. Le is covering up and is a bloody mess. We have a break in the action for the doctor to check over Le, as his face is covered in a crimson mask. His vision is fine and we are going to continue. They showed the replay of the possible eye poke and it was nothing but a straight jab to the eye. Perfectly legal, and very fight-changing. Another spin from Bisping and he is all over Le. Counter from Le nearly drops Bisping, and now he is coming after the Brit. Bisping catches a side kick low and we have a pause in the action. Le’s eyes are almost shut and he doesn’t look good. Sharp 1-2 from Bisping to the face and Le is breathing heavily.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bisping

Round 3: Heavy, heavy swelling under both eyes of Le. Despite the rough second round, Le is still pushing forward, attempting big kicks and throwing nasty hooks. Le lands with a right to the back of the ear and Bisping is retreating. Spinning kick from Le and he knows this is his time with the swelling and damage to his eyes. Bisping with a jab to the body and now he is going after Le, attacking him with lefts. It is quite evident Le is having trouble seeing out of his right eye, squinting and keeping his hand up to block. Bisping lands a flurry as we head under two minutes, but Le catches him with a short left. Another flurry out of Bisping. Fifteen minutes of nothing but striking so far.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bisping

Round 4: That right eye is almost completely swollen shut on Le heading into the fourth. Exchange of kicks and Bisping adds a flurry. Right hook gets through the defense of Le and lands, and now he’s backing up. Bisping catches him against the fence and is firing away with everything. Knee drops him and Bisping pounces, this one is all over.

Michael Bisping def. Cung Le via TKO (strikes) at :57 of Round 4