“UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama” Results and Recap

Written by Tom Ngo
October 16th, 2010

UFC President Dana White

“UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama” took place Saturday inside the O2 Arena in London, England. A middleweight tango between hometown hero Michael Bisping and Japanese stud Yoshihiro Akiyama headlined the Octagon’s return across the pond.

SPOILER ALERT: The main bouts will be made available via tape-delay tonight on Spike TV starting at 8PM ET/PT. If you don’t want to know the results, don’t read on. You have been warned!

UFC 120 Quick Results:

Preliminary Bouts:

Fabio Maldonado
Defeated James McSweeney via TKO (Punches) at 0:48 in the 3rdRound

Spencer Fisher Defeated Kurt Warburton via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Paul Sass Defeated Mark Holst via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 4:45 in the 1stRound

Rob Broughton Defeated Vinicius Quieroz via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:43 in the 3rdRound

Alexander Gustafsson Defeated Cyrille Diabate via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:41 in the 2ndRound

Main Bouts:

Claude Patrick Defeated James Wilks via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Travis Browne vs. Cheick Kongo Draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Mike Pyle Defeated John Hathaway via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Carlos Condit Defeated Dan Hardy via KO at 4:27 in the 1stRound

Michael Bisping Defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Fight Night Bonuses:

Fight of the Night:

Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama ($50,000/each)

Knockout of the Night:

Carlos Condit ($50,000)

Submission of the Night:

Paul Sass ($50,000)

Post-Fight Press Conference Notes:

According to UFC officials, 17,133 screaming Brits packed the O2 Arena on Saturday. The event generated a reported $2.34 million, which left it short of UFC 75’s record-setting show back in 2007. That card was held at the same venue and garnered a reported $2.7 million.

Michael Bisping:

“It felt good. I was dishing out the punishment instead of receiving it.”

“If you’re trying to [insinuate that] I can’t punch, [why don’t you] ask Akiyama?”

“I’d like to fight Wanderlei [Silva] again, definitely. I would even consider coaching ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ against him.”

Carlos Condit:

“I feel comfortable on my feet. If it would have gone to the ground I would have probably done well there too, but I finished it on the feet this time. So there you have it.”

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