Michael Bisping Moves Down to UFC’s Middleweight Division

Written by Tim Ngo
December 14th, 2007

UFC Middleweight Michael Bisping

After suffering the first official defeat of his career (many will say second, but that’s up for debate), Michael Bisping has officially moved down to 185-lbs. Following his recent loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 78: Validation, Bisping finally decided to move down to middleweight where he feels the he’ll be more comfortable.

“I’ve gone back and forth with the decision to go down pretty much my whole career,” Bisping told UFC.com.

Bisping admitted his walking weight was only a few pounds over 205.

Keep in mind most light heavyweight fighters walk around at 225 to 230 lbs. and cut down from there to gain an extra advantage.

Bisping will now be pullnig a Rich Franklin, cutting from about 205 lbs. to 185 pounds for weigh-ins and then letting all his water weight get him back up to 200 or so pounds just in time for fight time.

With a thin middleweight division after top names Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson, this seems like a very smart decision.

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