“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!
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
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 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.
“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.”
“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.”