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No “Fight Of The Night” Handed Out At UFC Fight Night: Bisping Vs. Le

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Four fighters picked up “Performance of the Night” honors Saturday at UFC Fight Night 48. The event took place from China and aired on Fight Pass.

Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley, Alberto Mina and Yuta Sasaki all earned $50,000 bonus checks for their performances. No “Fight of the Night” was handed out.

Bisping defeated Cung Le in the main event, earning a fourth-round stoppage. Woodley finished Dong Hyun Kim in the opening minute, while Mina defeated Shinsho Anzai.

Sasaki earned his bonu check with a 66-second submission of Roland Delorme.

The attendance inside The Venetian CotaiArena was announced at 7,022. No live gate was reported.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Damn wanted Cung to give Bisping his first losing streak.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    I’m no fan of Bisping at all, but i do appreciate the way he fights
    Did well tonight, took Cung apart and finised him late, can’t ask for more than that.
    Still don’t fancy his chances against many top 10 fighters though, can’t see Rockhold struggling against him.
    Also much as i dislike Bisping, glad to see his eye didn’t seem to affect him at all, gotta worry about someone coming back from that operation

  • Dufresne says:

    Bisping looked pretty good against Le. He took some solid shots both to the head and body and managed to hang in there and turn up the heat as the fight progressed. Very impressive finish from my least favorite British fighter.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Did you guys hear about the judge that got pulled off judging after the first two fights during this card?

  • hindsightufuk says:

    Alpha what was the deal in that? I havent had time to really look into it. Why would the UFC be allowed to dump a judge? they don’t nomintate the judges do they? Or this because it was China so it works different?
    Also didn’t the two fights in question finish on split decisions? meaning two judges scored in their favour?

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Ya they yanked one of the judges because the first two fights went to split decision and dana didn’t like it. Since it was overseas, there is no commission so UFC polices it, hires the refs and the judges themselves. I guess Dana didn’t like how he was scoring, which is kinda funny because I read a Yahoo! article that said the judge got pulled actually scored on the majority side, so it wasn’t like he was the one that caused the split decision, and one of the fights he scored it for the fighter Dana said won.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Also, yay for random thumbs down

  • Dufresne says:

    What’s even weirder is that Dana actually said he agreed with the first split decision, which was the more controversial one. I’m not sure what the judge was putting on his cards to get yanked after two fights, but they made it sound like he was completely incompetent.

    And the fact that they are flat out admitting it is also kinda weird, I would have guessed that they would have tried to play this off like it was a misunderstanding. Having control over the judges in foreign markets isn’t a great precedent..

  • AlphaOmega says:

    UFC’s Statement:

    After an internal review, the UFC organization announced today that a breach of its independent regulatory protocol occurred on Saturday night during UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO.

    After the second fight of the night, UFC President Dana White requested that Howard Hughes, one of the event’s five assigned judges, be removed from working any further bouts. Pursuant to UFC’s protocol, neither White nor any other UFC executive possesses such authority. Nevertheless, protocol was breached and Hughes did not work further bouts on Saturday night.

    The UFC organization has always been in support of government regulation and oversight. Additionally, the UFC has established a protocol when required to self-regulate events due to the lack of an official athletic commission, federation or other regulatory body. In those instances where UFC holds events in locations without a regulatory body, the UFC’s protocol dictates that the organization’s internal regulators will handle all commission functions independently and without interference by company executives or employees.

    The UFC remains committed to maintaining the strictest regulatory environment for competition and vows that no similar breach of protocol will happen again.

    Both White and the UFC apologize to Mr. Hughes for calling his professional judgment into question. Hughes has judged more than 25 UFC fight cards and the UFC looks forward to him working on its events again in the future.

  • Dufresne says:

    I’m noticing a distinct lack of punishment of any kind. Seems like a “cover your ass” move when they realized how it looks when you start messing with the people who control some of the results. I bet the boys in Vegas were pissed.


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