Running around fancifully while being beaten like a cheap meat is a new acceptable technique inside the octagon. Getting damage, dealing with takedowns, or octagon control is now a thing of the past.
Aside from finally revealing new uniforms and improving their graphics, Riverdance, the newest UFC technique has been demonstrated by Michael “The Count” Bisping when went against Thales Leites last Saturday night in Glasgow. Bisping received his Brazilian opponent’s solid blows while he was running around fancifully in the octagon.
Even though it looks like MMA fighter Bisping was just prancing around, the fight statistics clearly showed that The Count has had the upper hand in the fight. The statistics showed that he had a fair amount of blows to his opponent with 115 to 79 strikes. However, these numbers do not entirely show the real damage that took place during the fight. If the strikes that shook, dazed or even hurt their opponent, Leites would be looking into a close 3 to 1 edge. This includes the part where Leites was seen holding The Count’s limp body against the octagon cage after a nasty right hand, preventing him from crashing to the floor.
Bisping was able to connect and send some nasty blows during the fight, along with constantly looking for a way to throw an overhand right, but all of these showed to be rather soft lands than disabling blows. He was able to counteract Leites’ intimidating ground game, though. But attempting to do takedowns twice, it appeared as if Leites chose to stay on his feet, trying to prove a point against Bisping.
Unfortunately, mixed martial arts fighter Leites’ plan to beat The Count at his own game backfired and eventually resulted to him losing the fight.
Bisping has now a record of 17-0 and is on his way to get his belt. However, a not so impressive record of 10-6 outside of the UK signifies a poor chance for him to get to middleweight division.