UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le

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UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le
UFC FN 49 Poster.jpg
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
Venue CotaiArena
City Macau, SAR, China
Attendance 7,022[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos

UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le (also known as UFC Fight Night 48) was a mixed martial arts event held on August 23, 2014 at the CotaiArena in Macau.[2]

Background[edit]

The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Cung Le.[3]

It was the third event that the organization had hosted in the CotaiArena following UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le in November 2012 and The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway in March 2014.

Also featured on the card was the featherweight final from The Ultimate Fighter: China between Ning Guangyou and Yang Jianping, which was originally expected to take place at The Finale for the inaugural season.[4][5]

Dong Hyun Kim was expected to face Hector Lombard at the event. However, Lombard pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Tyron Woodley.[6]

Alberto Mina was expected to face Sheldon Westcott at the event. However, in the days leading up to the event, Westcott pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Shinsho Anzai.[7]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Michael Bisping def. Cung Le TKO (knee and punches) 4 0:57
Welterweight Tyron Woodley def. Dong Hyun Kim TKO (punches) 1 1:01
Lightweight Zhang Lipeng def. Brendan O'Reilly Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Ning Guangyou def. Yang Jianping Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [a]
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Wang Sai def. Danny Mitchell Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alberto Mina def. Shinsho Anzai TKO (punches) 1 4:17
Bantamweight Yuta Sasaki def. Roland Delorme Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:06
Welterweight Colby Covington def. Anying Wang Submission (punches) 1 4:50
Bantamweight Royston Wee def. Yao Zhikui Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Milana Dudieva def. Elizabeth Phillips Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ The Ultimate Fighter: China's Featherweight Tournament Final

[8]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley, Alberto Mina and Yuta Sasaki

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC Fight Night 48 draws attendance of 7,022, announced as sellout". MMAjunkie.com. August 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Staff (2014-05-25). "UFC returns to China with Bisping vs, Le". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  3. ^ Jason Henderson (2014-05-26). "Michael Bisping Vs Cung Le To Headline August UFC Event In Macau". fightofthenight.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  4. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-02-24). "TUF: China featherweight final postponed due to injury". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  5. ^ Staff (2014-06-25). "Yang Jianping vs. Ning Guangyou tourney final set for UFC Fight Night 48". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  6. ^ Staff (2014-06-24). "Tyron Woodley in for Hector Lombard, meets Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 48". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  7. ^ Anton Tabuena (2014-08-13). "UFC signs Shinsho Anzai as late replacement to face Alberto Mina in Macau". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  9. ^ Staff (2014-08-23). "UFC Fight Night 48 bonuses: No $50,000 'Fight of the Night' awards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23.