On Saturday, Feb. 27, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 84: Silva vs. Bisping from the O2 Arena in London.
In the night’s main event, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva returned to action against England’s own Michael Bisping. Silva had been out of action since his UFC 183 win over Nick Diaz was overturned due to a failed drug test. Prior to that, the Brazilian suffered back-to-back title defeats to Chris Weidman, ending his lengthy championship reign. The 40-year-old’s last official win came against Stephan Bonnar in 2012.
Bisping, meanwhile, had earned two straight decision wins over former title challenger Thales Leites and fellow TUF alum C.B. Dollaway. The 36-year-old had never tasted defeat on British soil and looked to get himself into title contention with a win over the former titleholder.
The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday with nine preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 12:45 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card took place at 4 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
Michael Bisping def. Anderson Silva by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Gegard Mousasi def. Thales Leites by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Tom Breese def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Pickett def. Francisco Rivera by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Makwan Amirkhani def. Mike Wilkinson by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Davey Grant def. Marlon Vera by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Scott Askham def. Chris Dempsey by knockout (head kick). Round 1, 4:45
Arnold Allen def. Yaotzin Meza by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Krzysztof Jotko def. Bradley Scott by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Rustam Khabilov def. Norman Parke by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Daniel Omielanczuk def. Jorjis Danho by majority technical decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Teemu Packalen def. Thibault Gouti by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 0:24
David Teymur def. Martin Svensson by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:26
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