UFC 89 was an event filled with highs and lows, as some of the UFC’s veterans and new faces were in action. The event took place at The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England and was broadcast live in England and on Spike TV via tape delay.
In the nights main event Michael Bisping counter punched and moved his way to a unanimous decision victory. Bisping used superior foot work through out the 15 minutes to land shots and move away from Leben. At times in the fight Leben was noticeably frustrated with what appeared to be Bisping’s unwillingness to stand and trade.
During his post fight interview Bisping said,”That was my plan: stick and move and get the unanimous-decision victory.”
With the victory Bisping improves his overall record to 17-1 and 6-1 in the UFC.
In the nights co-main event Keith Jardine scored a split decision victory over Brandon Vera. Jardine pressed the action throughout the fight, and appeared to be in control for the majority of the contest.
Full Results of UFC 89
- Michael Bisping def. Chris Leben via unanimous decision
- Keith Jardine def. Brandon Vera via split decision
- Luis Cane def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via TKO (strikes)– Round 2, 4:15
- Chris Lytle def. Paul Taylor via unanimous decision
- Marcus Davis def. Paul Kelly via submission ( guillotine choke) — Round 2, 2:16
- Dan Hardy def. Akihiro Gono via split decision
- Shane Carwin def. Neil Wain via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 1:31
- David Bielkheden def. Jess Liaudin via unanimous decision
- Terry Etim def. Sam Stout via unanimous decision
- Jim Miller def. David Baron via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 3, 3:19
- Per Eklund def. Sammy Schiavo via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 3, 1:47