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UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 results

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MMA Fighting brings you UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 results. UFC 199 takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The event is headlined by a fight between UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping in the main event. In the co-main event, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defends his title against Urijah Faber.

The UFC puts two titles up for grabs in its return to California, both of them fights that have been made before. The card also features the potential end of a hall of fame career, important prospects bouts and more.

What: UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping

Where: The Forum, Inglewood, Calif.

When: Saturday, the four-fight Fight Pass preliminary card starts at 6:15 p.m. ET, the four-fight Fox Sports 1 preliminary card starts at 8 p.m. and the five-fight pay-per-view card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET.

Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping

It’s not hard to figure out Bisping’s chances are exceedingly slim. It’s not a favorable match-up irrespective of the short notice. The key is what he could reasonably do differently this time to make a difference against Rockhold. Since cardio won’t be in Bisping’s favor, one wonders if he can force Rockhold into making a mistake. The champion is comprehensively skilled, but can charge out of position to land a shot if an opponent connects on him first. Short of that, however, I’m not sure what Bisping can do. MMA is hugely unpredictable and stranger things have happened, but the most rational pick is clearly Rockhold.

Pick: Rockhold

Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

Here’s another case where it’s hard to find a strong argument in favor of the challenger. Faber can catch Cruz as he leaps in and out of range, but short of that, I’m not sure what he can reasonably do. Cruz is hard to land on ….View full article

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