|UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben|
The poster for UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||October 18, 2008|
|Venue||National Indoor Arena|
|City||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Chris Leben. After the event, Leben tested positive for Stanozolol, a banned substance. He was suspended for a period of 9 months and fined one third of his purse. Leben admitted he had used the substance several months prior to the fight, but stated he had assumed it would have been out of his system by then.
This event aired live in Great Britain and Ireland on Setanta Sports and via tape delay in the United States and Canada on Spike TV. It also aired live via Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. The broadcast drew an average of 2.6 million viewers and peaked with 3.4 million viewers on Spike TV.
|Main card (Spike TV)|
|Middleweight||Michael Bisping||def.||Chris Leben||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Keith Jardine||def.||Brandon Vera||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Luiz Cane||def.||Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou||TKO (punches)||2||4:15|
|Welterweight||Chris Lytle||def.||Paul Taylor||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Marcus Davis||def.||Paul Kelly||Submission (guillotine choke)||2||2:16|
|Welterweight||Dan Hardy||def.||Akihiro Gono||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Shane Carwin||def.||Neil Wain||TKO (punches)||1||1:31|
|Lightweight||David Bielkheden||def.||Jess Liaudin||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Terry Etim||def.||Sam Stout||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Jim Miller||def.||David Baron||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||3:19|
|Lightweight||Per Eklund||def.||Samy Schiavo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||1:47|
All fighters were awarded an extra $40,000.
- Fight of the Night: Chris Lytle vs. Paul Taylor
- Knockout of the Night: Luiz Cane
- Submission of the Night: Jim Miller
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