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.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is a post-fight interview with the victorious Bisping, as well as highlights of the fight with Le (courtesy of the UFC).
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tyron Woodley
Zhang Lipeng vs. Brendan O’Reilly
Ning Guangyou vs. Jianping Yang – TUF China featherweight final
Shinsho Anzai vs. Alberto Mina
Roland Delorme vs. Yuta Sasaki
Wang Anying vs. Colby Covington
Royston Wee vs. Yao Zhikui
Milana Dudieva vs. Elizabeth Phillips