And we have a new undisputed UFC middleweight champion of the world! Michael Bisping silenced the critics who said he had no chance against Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 on June 4 with a stunning knockout victory in Los Angeles. See his vicious punch here!
What a fight that was! Britain has their first ever UFC champ after the underdog Michael Bisping, 37, incredibly knocked out Luke Rockhold, 31, in a stunning victory at UFC 199 on June 4. No one saw this coming, not even Luke himself, who was knocked straight to the floor and the ref called off the fight in the first round! Click down to see how Michael became the UFC middleweight champ!
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Going into the fight, Michael had just 17 days to prepare for the fight after he was drafted when Luke’s original opponent Chris Weidman pulled out of the fight at the last minute with an injury. He had to wait 10 years for a chance at a title fight, but boy did he take it his chance when it came!
Michael came out of the traps firing on all cylinders, but it was a left hook and right hand at 3:36 of the first round that did all the damage and knocked Luke to his knees. Ref John McCarthy stepped straight in as Luke hit the floor and called it a win for Michael, drawing gasps on all the punters around who couldn’t believe what they had seen.
Luke was a sporting loser, however, and praised his opponents performance after the fight. “Congrats to Michael,” Luke said. “He taught me. I didn’t see it happening. I took it for granted. I could have capitalized and fought my fight, rather than play around with him. He’s a tough guy, a warrior. I have to give him respect.”
It just goes to show you can’t take anything for granted in the UFC, because on their day anyone can have an off-day, and a new champ can be born!
HollywoodLifers, were you shocked that Michael beat Luke? Do you want to see these two step in the ring again? Tell us what you think below!