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UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le — Liveblogging the Fights We Care About

(I don’t know exactly what they were saying, but it seemed like they agreed on at least a dozen different points. / Props: MMAJunkie)

UFC Fight Night 48 is underway at the CotaiArena in Macau, featuring Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le in the main event, Tyron Woodley vs. Dong Hyun Kim in the co-headliner, and a bunch of non-wiki randoms making up the rest of the card. You don’t care about those guys and neither do we. Fortunately, our Fight Pass correspondent Barry “Bear” Siragusa is going to liveblog the top two fights starting around 10 a.m. ET, and plug in results for the rest. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest, and let us know how you feel in the comments or on twitter @cagepotatomma.

Zhang Lipeng def.  Brendan O’Reilly via unanimous dec. (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Ning Guangyou def. Jianping Yang via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3) and winner of TUF China.

Wang Sai def. Danny Mitchell via Unanimous Dec.  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alberto Mina def. Shinsho Anzai via TKO (hammer fists) at 4:17 of round 1.
Yuta Sasaki def. Roland Delorme via submission (RNC) at 1:06 of round 1
Colby Covington def. Wang Anying via TKO (punches) at 4:50 of round 1.
Royston Wee def. Yao Zhikui via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Milana Dudieva def. Elizabeth Phillips via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

P.S. Before you start filling my inbox with death threats. To be clear, it’s not a submission unless someone taps. Wang Anying did not tap to strikes. Give the dude some credit. It was a TKO.

Hi CP people. Bear the zombie here. I’ll be doing this live because I have a new born in the house and, lets face it, I wouldn’t be sleeping anyway. You lucky bastards will be sleeping and reading this later. Enjoy your coffee, close your robe for gods sake, and let’s do this.

Well, we have been party to some of the worst judging in the history of MMA. Pearson vs. Sanchez quality stuff.

First up (that we care about):

Tyron Woodley vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Tyron Woodley: (16-3 MMA) Is the current #3 ranked Welterweight in the world. He recently dropped a #1 contender fight to Rory MacDonald at UFC 174. Wanting to get back in the saddle quickly he replaced an injured Hector “Showeather” (yes, seriously) Lombard in Macao against Dong Hyun Kim. Sponsored by Dude Wipes… Just so that is said.

Dong Hyun Kim (19-2 MMA) Is currently the #9 ranked Welterweight in the world. On a four fight win streak. He has notable wins over Nate Diaz, Matt Brown, TJ Grant and Erick Silva.

Round 1:
They clash at the fence. Kim is on the attack but absorbs a uppercut on the way in. They are clinched up against the fence. Kim is slapping Woodleys head. They are testing each others strength and they break. Tyron Woodley connects with a big right hand as Kim comes in and Kim goes down. Woodley follows him down and POUNDS him with rights. It’s over. Wow that was quick.

Tyron Woodley def. Dong Hyun Kim via TKO at 1:01 of round 1.

 Next up: Our Main Event.

Michael Bisping vs Cung Le

Michael Bisping (24- 6 MMA) Won TUF 3 at Light Heavyweight. He has since dropped down to middleweight where he has had consistent success against all but the very top of the division. Bisping has reached #1 contender bouts twice, without ever making it too a title shot. He has recently recovered from surgery on his right eye. Bisping has lost three of his last five fights. This is a make-or-break fight for Bisping.

Cung Le (9-2 MMA) Is the former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. Has notable victories over former UFC middleweight champions Frank Shamrock, and Rich Franklin. He has not fought since November 2012, choosing instead to focus on a film career and let injuries heal.

 Round 1:
They meet in the middle. Both are being very carefull. Some jabs and a big kick from Le. Bisping with a kick to answer. A long jab trying to keep Le at bay. Bisping with a front kick. Followed by and inside leg kick. A solid kick to the body by Le. Le connects with another kick to the body. Bisping looks suddenly tentative. They may have bumped heads. A spinning attack from Bisping. Bisping with a right. Le ducks under and pushes him away. A big head kick from Le that Bisping blocks. Le connects with a kick and a left hand to Bispings body. They clash in the middle but quickly break. Another nasty body kick from Le. Bisping misses with a big left. Connects with an inside leg kick. Bisping gets caught with a groin shot. Seems unfazed. Le with a spinning back kick. Bisping with a few quick kicks at Le’s head. Le connects with a solid right hook.

Round 2:
A side kick from Le. Bisping attacks with a right jab, Le sees them coming and ducks. A headkick attemt atfrom Bisping. Le seems to have been hit in the eye. I am not sure what happened. Bisping is on the attck. Le is bleeding badly from his nose. Le seems hurt. Bisping is still on the attack. Le is defending, but is struggling. Tons of blood from Le. They ref. Stops the fight to check Le’s eye. Le says Bisping poked his eye. He can still see, but the eye will swell shut. They start up again. Bisping attacks immediately. Le connects with a hard right, Bisping slows down. Bisping absorbs a big right hook. Le connects with a solid body kick. Now Le is on the attack. Bisping looks surprised. Le connects with a HUGE side kick to Bispings groin. That hurt. Le looks terrible. His face is all busted up. They start again. Le with a spinning attack. Bisping just avoids the attack. Le with another brutal body kick. Bisping with a headkick attempt. Bisping connects with a jab. Le connects with yet another body shot. Bisping with a feint flying knee.

Round 3:
They are both cautious. Bisping connects with a left kick. Le is winging some big shots. Bisping needs to be carefull. OUCH, he nails Bisping Bisping is backpeddling. They trade shots. Le connects with a left hand and a right hook. Bisping is struggling to find a rhythm. Bisping with a head kick. Bisping very carefull. Le connecting with some vicious lefts to the body. Le connects with a body shot. Bisping attacks with some good combos. Nothing connecting, but some solid punches there. Le connects with a solid left. Bisping responds with a lot of Combos. Bisping teeing off but not doing much damage. Le connects with another kick to the body. Those are starting to hurt. Headkick attempt by Bisping. Bisping has found his rhythm, but nothing seems to be rocking Le. Big shot from Le. Bisping with some good combos.

Round 4:
Bisping looking fresher, but Le is still right there. They trade kicks. Bisping is spinning away and darting in for combos. Bisping teeing off . Bisping connects with a HUGE knee from the clinch to Le’s face and Le goes down. A few jabs to follow up the knee and it’s over. Michael Bisping has TKO’d Cung Le.

Michael Bisping def. Cung Le via TKO (knee) at 0:57 of round 4.

Bisping screams “I’m not going anywhere.”
“Did you like that fight? This is what I am capable of. This and better.”
Florian: Who do you want next?
Bisping: There is an idiot Luke Rockhold who has been calling me out. I think he has the hots for me to be honest. So, Luke Rockhold.

That’s it for me folks.

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