On Saturday, June 4, the UFC hosted UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping II from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
In the night’s main event, middleweight champion Luke Rockhold put his belt on the line in a rematch with England’s Michael Bisping. Rockhold was originally slated to rematch former champion Chris Weidman, but an injury forced the New York fighter from the headlining affair. As such, Bisping stepped in on two weeks’ notice to rekindle a rivalry. The pair met in Australia in late 2014 with Rockhold earning a second-round submission win. Rockhold would go on to defeat Weidman by TKO and capture gold, while Bisping climbed back into contention by defeating former champion Anderson Silva earlier this year.
Gold was also on the line in the co-main event as bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz took on bitter rival Urijah Faber. The pair had met twice previously, with Faber submitting Cruz in a WEC featherweight title tilt in the first meeting, and Cruz edging Faber by decision in their rematch at UFC 132.
The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday at 6:15 p.m. ET with four fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Rockhold and Bisping comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber – for bantamweight championship
Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas
Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard
Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green
Beneil Dariush vs. James Vick
Jessica Penne vs. Jessica Andrade
Cole Miller vs. Alex Caceres
Jonathan Wilson vs. Luiz Henrique da Silva
Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic
Polo Reyes vs. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim