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UFC 127 Predictions: Micheal Bisping vs Jorge Rivera

Written on February 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Though it's way too early to predict, Fighting Insider is sharing its insights on who's going to make it between The Count and El Conquistador. Warning: Your opinion might be otherwise.

As UFC goes back to the land down under, veteran brawler – Michael Bisping – will square off against the 38-year-old, Jorge Rivera. It should be recalled that Michael Bisiping’s last trip in Australia was also the last time he was defeated inside the Octagon. But nevertheless, The Count just shook off his set back from Wanderlei Silva last UFC 110 with two record victories over Dan Miller and Yoshihiro Akiyama.

Michael Bisping is a fighter with heavy hands. He can stand and trade blows, but he is also skilled enough to defend on the ground. And although Micheal Bisping is a well-rounded and talented fighter, he’s a notch below the elites.

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The Count Wins Over Sexyama

Written on October 18, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Though Yoshihiro Akiyama showcased how strong he was as a fighter, Michael Bisping was able to outperform him at UFC 120. And with Bisping's faith with his training and skills, he made England proud.

The hopes of the entire England rested on Michael “The Count” Bisping, as he faces Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama at UFC 120 last Saturday. Good thing, Bisping did not disappoint the people in his home turf, as 16-0 now anchors his resume.

During the first round, Akiyama seems eager to end the bout. He landed Michael Bisping with a dynamite right hand, and continued to pop his opponent with left hooks and stiff jab. And though Bisping scored a take-down with Yoshihiro Akiyama, the Japanese fighter was able to get back to his feet. Following an exchange of low blows, The Count started to press the action as he delivered a flying knee to end the round.

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