Michael Bisping Earns Knockout Upset over Rockhold at UFC 199
UFC 199 was an exciting card, and the main event ended in an upset when Michael Bisping knocked out champion Luke Rockhold.
The 37-year-old Bisping has been chasing the title for the last decade, and finally got his shot when he was chosen as an injury replacement challenger for Chris Weidman, who was forced to pull out with a hernia in his neck. And, he got it on just two weeks notice.
It was their second meeting, the first ending with Luke winning via submission. This time around, Bisping knocked out the champ, landing a left hook that sent him to the mat before finishing him at 3:36 in the first round.
Bisping earned the UFC Middleweight title in the process.
"Listen, I gotta be humble here, even though I wanna be an a**hole. Obviously, I am so happy right now," the new champ said in his post-fight interview in the Octagon. "I have always been a fighter. It always got me in trouble, but there's nothing I do better in this life but fighting... I'm an average guy, more than average. This is my dream. Nobody was taking this away from me. Two weeks notice... two days, two minutes, as I said, I'll fight anyone anywhere. Amazing."
In the co-main event, Dominick Cruz successfully defended at bantamweight title via a unanimous-decision over nemesis Urijah Faber.