Middleweights Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Michael Bisping (24-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) will headline the “Fight Night” card in Macau.
The two fighters as well as UFC Prez Dana White were doing promotional work for the UFC yesterday:
“It’s always good to go face to face with your opponent. It gets you excited for the fight. I’m always motivated anyway, but this press conference (in Hong Kong), it makes you realize what a big deal it is. It’s extra motivation, and extra fuel for the fire.”
Michael Bisping has 14 knockouts, 4 submissions and 6 decision victories, while he has been knocked out twice and lost by decision four times. The long time UFC fighter has been with the UFC since 2006. In his last four fights, he is 2-2. He beat Brian Stann via unanimous decision at UFC 152 – Jones vs. Belfort on Sep / 22 / 2012, but lost to Vitor Belfort via knockout at UFC on FX 7 – Belfort vs. Bisping on Jan / 19 / 2013. He once again got a win and this time over Alan Belcher via unanimous decision at UFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen on Apr / 27 / 2013, however, in his last fight he lost to Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale on Apr / 16 / 2014.
“I was top 5, but I slid down a bit after that fight against Tim Kennedy. It was a bad fight. It was a bad night at the office. We all have that now and again, but I will rectify that on August 23rd. I will beat the living crap out of Cung Le. I will beat him from pillar to post. You will never see a beating like that. Trust me. I’m a man possessed. Cung Le is going down, and I’m taking the crown.”
Le on the other hand, had this to say:
“I’m looking to match that performance (against Rich Franklin in Macau), or take it to another level, said Le. I’m looking forward to fighting Michael Bisping. He talks a lot, but he fights good too, so I’m very excited about that.”
Cung Le has eight knockouts, zero submissions and 1 decision victor while he has been knocked out twice. Prior to joining the UFC he was 1-1 in his last two fights. He lost to Scott Smith via knockout at Strikeforce – Evolution on Dec / 19 / 2009, but beat Scott Smith via knockout at in his next fight at Strikeforce / M-1 Global – Fedor vs. Werdum on Jun / 26 / 2010. He made his UFC debut against Wanderlei Silva which he lost via knockout at UFC 139 – Shogun vs. Henderson on Nov / 19 / 2011. He has won his last two fights, a win over Patrick Cote via unanimous decision at UFC 148 – Silva vs. Sonnen 2 on Jul / 07 / 2012 and then Rich Franklin via knockout at UFC on Fuel TV 6 – Franklin vs. Le on Nov / 10 / 2012.
“I don’t predict fights, but one thing I have going for me is that I believe. I believe in myself. I believe in my skills, and come August 23rd, it’s on. It’s on.”
We do not have a date or a location, but the fights go down in August.