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On This Day in MMA History: Michael Bisping Defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama In Back-and-Forth War

Tom Taylor - October 16, 2016

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping shocked the world by scoring a beautiful, first-round knockout over middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Earlier this month, the Brit defended the middleweight title he stole from Rockhold with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over a former foil in Dan Henderson. Unexpected as it is, Michael Bisping’s reign as middleweight king continues to trundle along. Bisping’s road to this career high, however, was not an easy one. The Brit experienced plenty of ups and downs between his victory on season 3 of The Ultimate Fighter and his title-winning upset of Rockhold.