On Saturday, Aug. 23, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le from the Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena in Macau, China.

The night’s main event featured a middleweight collision between Ultimate Fighter season three winner Michael Bisping and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le. Bisping entered the contest on the heels of a unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy in April. The 35-year-old Brit was just 2-3 over his last five fights. Across the cage, Le was riding a two-fight winning streak since transitioning from Strikeforce. The 42-year-old fighter had been out of action since knocking out Rich Franklin in November of 2012.

In the co-main event, welterweights Tyron Woodley and Dong Hyun Kim looked to state their case for title consideration at 170 pounds. The former Strikeforce title challenger Woodley had gone 3-2 in his five UFC appearances and was eyeing a return to the win column after dropping a decision to Rory MacDonald at UFC 174. Kim, meanwhile, rode a four-fight winning streak, including back-to-back knockout wins over John Hathaway and Erick Silva.

The 10-fight card kicked off Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET with six fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. The four-fight main card began at 9 a.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.

FULL RESULTS
Michael Bisping def. Cung Le by TKO (strikes). Round 4, 0:57
Tyron Woodley def. Dong Hyun Kim by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:01
Zhang Lipeng def. Brendan O’Reilly by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Ning Guangyou def. Jianping Yang by unanimous decision (29-28 x3) – TUF China featherweight final
Wang Sai def. Danny Mitchell by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Alberto Mina def. Shinsho Anzai by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:17
Yuta Sasaki def. Roland Delorme by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:06
Colby Covington def. Wang Anying by submission (strikes). Round 1, 4:50
Royston Wee def. Yao Zhikui by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Milana Dudieva def. Elizabeth Phillips by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

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Located in New South Wales, Australia Neil Rooke has been writing about the sport of MMA since 2011. In the past, Neil has written for Cage Junkies and The MMA Corner. Neil is also a regular contributor to Fight! Magazine Australia and Yahoo! Sports Singapore and his work has also appeared on news.com.au.

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