Anderson “The Spider” Silva thought he had won his first bout in the Octagon after a long hiatus over Michael “The Count” Bisping on two different occasions- first after a jumping knee to Bisping which knocked him down and second after the fight went the entire five rounds. Alas, Silva (33-7, 1 NC) narrowly lost a unanimous decision to Bisping (28-7) in the main event Saturday night from London, England.
Just before said knockdown in Round 3, Bisping’s mouthpiece went out and he wanted a timeout from referee Herb Dean so that it could be put back in his mouth, but the fight continued as normal. All three judges, Ben Cartlidge, Jeff Mullen and Andy Roberts, scored the first, second and fourth rounds in Bisping’s favor. That made Bisping just the second UFC fighter to defeat “The Spider”.
“It’s all about heart,” “The Count” said. “It’s about how much you want it. I wanted this fight. This was everything to me. It was that that got me through these moments.”
This “UFC Fight Night” event was only available on UFC Fight Pass. None of the four main card fights ended early.