UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau Results

 

UFC Fight Night 48 took place on Saturday, August 23rd in the Cotai Arena in Macau.  This was the UFC’s third venture into China, bringing two of the headline fighters in their previous trips to Macau.  Perennial contender, Michael Bisping (25-6) was able to oustrike Cung Le with a relentless volume of strikes, outlanding the 42 year old 92-38 in significant strikes.  Michael Bisping was able to stop Cung Le just 57 seconds into Round 4 after he landed flush with a knee following a barrage of strikes against the cage.  Bisping has his first win since an eye injury in a 2013 bout with Alan Belcher, a much needed turn around from his last fight where he was out-grappled by Tim Kennedy.  Michael Bisping put himself in good position with an impressive win, but will need a few more wins to get the UFC Middleweight Title shot he so desires.

In the evening’s co-main event, Top Ten Welterweight, Tyrone Woodley (14-3) rebounded from his June loss to Rory Macdonald as he took advantage of Dong Hyun Kim’s (19-3-1-1) newly found aggressive striking style.  Woodley landed a well timed counter right hand that hurt Kim.  Tyrone pounced on Kim, landing devastating strikes from the top position, forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight at 61 seconds of Round 1.  Woodley was a replacement for Kim’s originally scheduled opponent Hector Lombard, who pulled out of the fight with a bulging disc in his back.

TUF China Welterweight Winner, Lipeng Zhang (8-7-1) was able to move his record above .500 with a  win over  Australian Brendan O’Reilly (5-1-1).  Lipeng’s control in the second and third round were what won him the fight, moving his UFC record to 2-0.  The TUF China Featherweight Final was a less than thrilling affair that had twice as much hesitation as it did fighting.  Guangyou Ning (4-2-1) was able to get his hand raised over the more popular Jianping Yang (7-4-1).

Some notable performances on the preliminary fights were Colby Covington, Yuta Sasaki and Alberto Mina.  All three of which are highly touted prospects in their weight divisions.  Colby Covington (6-0) was able to get AKA Thailand’s Wang Anying down twice and control the Chinese fighter.  Colby Covington passed to side mount and started working his elbows and punches.  He landed hard with several elbow and punches before pouring it on for the stoppage with just ten second left in the first round.  Colby Covington held a 66-2 Total Strike advantage.  Yuta Sasaki (18-1-2) continued his 8 fight win streak (12th fight in a row unbeaten) after a slick back take and rear naked choke of UFC veteran Roland Delorme.  Alberto Mina (11-0) and late replacement Shinsho Anzai threw caution and punches to the wind as the two competed in a back and forth face mashing contest. Both fighters were hurt and kept coming forward.  Alberto put an explanation on the fight with a big right hand and follow up ground and pound to halt the bout in the 1st.  Alberto Mina with a tear jerking post fight interview capped off the great performance.  The card wasn’t without controversy as UFC President Dana White pulled one of the judges after he was involved in the first two fights that had controversial outcomes.

 

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You can watch the post-fight press conference here:

And MMA Junkie has Dana White’s media scrum, where Dana talks about some big changes for UFC in Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UFC Fight Night 48 Results

  • Michael Bisping def. Cung Le by Knockout – Rd 4
  • Tyron Woodley def. Dong Hyun Kim by TKO – Rd 1
  • Lipeng Zhang def. Brendan O’Reilly by Unanimous Decision
  • Guangyou Ning def. Jianping Yang by Unanimous Decision
  • Alberto Mina def. Shinsho Anzai by TKO – Rd 1
  • Yuta Sasaki def. Roland Delorme by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) – Rd 1
  • Colby Covington def. Anying Wang by Submission (Punches) – Rd 1
  • Royston Wee def. Zhuikui Yao by Split Decision
  • Milana Dudieva def. Elizabeth Phillips by Split Decision
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