Michael Bisping backed up the war of words, dominating Alan Belcher over most of three rounds. Unfortunately, the fight was stopped due to an incidental eye poke, as Bisping’s finger found the eye Belcher, forcing a stoppage of the bout. Bisping was awarded a technical decision with scores of 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.
The UFC 159 event is set to take place on Saturday, April 27, from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The main event will consist of the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen. However, the co-main event will feature a middleweight grudge match between top 10 middleweight Michael Bisping and the always tough Alan Belcher. Belcher has been asking for this fight for quite a while, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can rise to the occasion.
The Countdown to UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen full episode can be viewed below. The show details some behind the scenes stuff with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as he prepares to defend his title against challenger Chael Sonnen on Saturday, April 27, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Also, middleweights Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher will collide in the co-main event in a grudge match between the two fighters. Belcher has been asking for a top 10 middleweight for years to test himself against with Bisping being a target as of late