Michael Bisping (Daniel Herbertson/Sherdog)
UFC Fight Night 122 Results: Gastelum Stops Bisping in the First-Round, Chinese Fighters Impress
On Saturday, Nov. 25, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 122: Bisping vs. Gastelum from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
In the night’s main event, former middleweight champion Michael Bisping took on fellow The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum. The bout was originally slated to feature another former titleholder, Anderson Silva, but the Brazilian was removed from the headliner following a failed USADA drug test. As such, Bisping stepped in less than a month removed from losing his belt to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217. Gastelum was also looking to get back in the win column, having suffered a third-round submission loss to Chris Weidman in his last outing.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday with eight preliminary-card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 3:45 a.m. ET. The four-fight main card followed at 7 a.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
Kelvin Gastelum def. Michael Bisping by knockout (punch). Round 1, 2:30
Li Jingliang def. Zak Ottow by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:57
Wang Guan def. Alex Caceres by unanimous decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Garcia def. Muslim Salikhov by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:22
Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Sheymon Moraes by submission (anaconda choke). Round 3, 4:30
Kenan Song def. Bobby Nash by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:15
Yan Xiaonan def. Kailin Curran by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Song Yadong def. Bharat Kandare by submission (front choke). Round 1, 4:16
Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Chase Sherman by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:24
Gina Mazany def. Wu Yanan by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Rolando Dy def. Wuliji Buren by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Cyril Asker def. Hu Yaozong by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:33