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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC 199’s Michael Bisping

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MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst — and aspiring professional fighter — Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC 199 headliner Michael Bisping, who will finally fight for the title this Saturday (June 4, 2016) inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.

British kickboxer and long-time veteran, Michael Bisping, is set to battle with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight kingpin, Luke Rockhold, at UFC 199 this Saturday (June 4, 2016) inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.

For the first time since 2011, Bisping is on a real win streak. In fact, it came against some of the toughest competition of his career, which has helped prove that “The Count” does still have something left in the tank.

Unfortunately, Bisping’s most recent loss came to his upcoming opponent. To be frank, Bisping was utterly dominated by Rockhold, and now he faces the unenviable task of figuring out how to prevent history from repeating itself.

Let’s take a closer look at the challenger’s skill set:


Bisping’s lack of punching power has been the butt of numerous jokes, but he’s one of the finest volume strikers in the division’s history. If his 15 finishes via strikes aren’t a strong enough argument, perhaps his most recent decision win over Anderson Silva is sufficient evidence.

On the whole, Bisping relies on his boxing more than anything else. He’s a fairly long and tall Middleweight who makes good use of that range, peppering his opponents from the outside and keeping them on the end of his punches. A large part of this is due to his footwork, as Bisping does a nice job staying light on his feet and preventing his foe from closing the distance.

Bisping relies heavily on his straight punches. He does a nice job snapping his opponent’s head back with the jab (GIF), and Bisping ….View full article

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