On Saturday, July 18, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites from the SSE Hydro inGlasgow, Scotland.
In the night’s main event, English middleweight Michael Bisping clashed with former title challenger Thales Leites. The 36-year-old Bisping had alternated wins and losses since 2011, most recently edging C.B. Dolloway by decision at UFC 186. The Brazilian Leites entered the bout having reeled off eight straight wins, including five straight since returning to the promotion. His last three wins had all come before the final bell.
The co-main event featured a lightweight clash between The Ultimate Fighter season 9 winner Ross Pearson and veteran Evan Dunham. The Brit Pearson got back in the win column in March with a second-round knockout of Sam Stout at UFC 185. Dunham snapped a three-fight skid of his own in January with a decision win over Rodrigo Damm at UFC 182.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday with two preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 10 a.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts aired live on Fox Sports 1 at 11 a.m. ET, with the six-fight main card taking place at 1 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Michael Bisping def. Thales Leites by split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)
Evan Dunham def. Ross Pearson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Joseph Duffy def. Ivan Jorge by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 3:05
Joanne Calderwood def. Cortney Casey by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Leon Edwards def. Pawel Pawlak by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Stevie Ray def. Leonardo Mafra by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:30
Paddy Holohan def. Vaughan Lee by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ilir Latifi def. Hans Stringer by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:56
Mickael Lebout def. Teemu Packalen by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Robert Whiteford def. Paul Redmond by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:04
Jimmie Rivera def. Marcus Brimage by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:29
Daniel Omielanczuk def. Chris de la Rocha by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:48
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