Early on, Bisping appeared to be unfazed by the taunting and unorthodox movement of Silva, and managed to get the better of the star when they exchanged. In round two, in fact, Bisping dropped Silva with a left hook.
But, Silva came back strong in round, and had Bisping on the defensive as the round neared it’s end. Then the perennial middleweight contender made the mistake of calling on referee Herb Dean to halt the fight, when his mouthpiece came out. Silva, however, kept attacked and crushed Bisping with a flying knee right before the rounded ended.. Silva even thought he had won the fight.
That wasn’t the case, and although Bisping was a bloody mess, he kept coming at Silva. The former champ stunned Bisping with a quick front kick, and landed a few more hard blows, but the latter’s worth ethic won out. Bisping was awarded the unanimous decision win.
After the bout the fighter’s embraced, and Bisping acknowledged that he admires Silva, despite the pre-fight criticisms he levied at the legend.
Here are the results for UFC FN 84, which went down at London’s 02 Arena.
Michael Bisping def. Anderson Silva via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Gegard Mousasi def. Thales Leites via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Tom Breese def. Keita Nakamura via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Pickett def. Francisco Rivera via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28))
Makwan Amirkhani def. Mike Wilkinson via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28))
Davey Grant def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Scott Askham def. Chris Dempsey via KO (head kick) R1, 4:45
Arnold Allen def. Yaotzin Meza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Krzysztof Jotko def. via unanimous Brad Scott (29-28, 30-27, 29-28))
Rustam Khabilov def. Norman Parke via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Daniel Omielanczuk def. Jarjis Danho via majority technical decision (bout was stopped due to low blow) (29-29, 28-29, 28-29)
Teemu Packalen def. Thibault Gouti via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 0:24
David Teymur def. Martin Svensson via TKO (strikes) R2, 1:26