KO Luke Rockhold was Bisping Destiny
It was one hell of a night! Michael “The Count” Bisping (28-7) became the undisputed UFC middleweight King on Saturday after delivering a brutal knockout to Luke Rockhold (15-3) in the 1st round at UFC 199 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
The British Master-class accepted the daunting challenge on just two weeks’ notice after ex-champion Chris Weidman (12-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) had to step away due to a neck injury that required surgery and his 1st replacement Ronaldo Souza (23-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC) also recovering from a knee surgery. As Bisping believed “it’s his destiny to beat Luke Rockhold”, proving his words.
The 37-year-old has also become Britain’s first UFC champion and full filled his lifelong dream that spread over 10 years of professional combat sports career.
“Congrats to Michael,” Rockhold said. “He caught me. I took him for granted.”
Bisping was over the mood after this amazing victory, he said after the fight: “Listen, I’ve got to be humble, even though I want to be an arsehole, I am so happy right now. I started fighting when I came out of my mother’s womb. I really have always been a fighter. It’s gotten me in trouble, but there’s nothing I did better in life than fighting.”
I am an average guy. This is my dream. Nobody was taking this away from me. Two weeks’ notice. Two days’ notice. Two hours’ notice. Two minutes’ notice. I’ll fight anyone.
In the co-main event, Dominic Cruz displayed a masterful display to defeat former WEC featherweight titleholder Urijah Faber in a unanimous point’s decision to retain his bantamweight championship.