On Saturday August, 23 the UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le from the Ventian Cotai Arena.

In the main event of the evening middleweights, Michael Bisping and Cung Le, will clash in a battle to move back into title contention. This could be Bisping’s (24-6) last chance to start a run towards the middleweight title. Bisping has been a perennial contender for years, but has never crossed the threshold into getting a title shot. The Brit has rotated wins and losses in his last five bouts. He most recently dropped a decision to Tim Kennedy after a nearly year long layoff due to eye surgery. Le (9-2) is fighting for the first time in nearly two years. Le has won his last two UFC bouts since dropping his first bout against Wanderlei Silva. Le’s last appearance came in the UFC’s first trip to China where he knocked  out Rich Franklin with one punch.

In the night’s co-main event we will see an interesting clash of styles at welterweight when Tyron Woodley takes on Dong Hyun Kim. Kim (19-2-1) has never been closer to a title shot. The Korean has won four straight against the likes of Erick Silva and John Hatthaway and Kim’s last loss before that came due to an unfortunate rib injury against Demian Maia. His opponent in this bout will be the higher ranked Tyron Woodley. Woodley is looking for redemption in this bout after putting on a lackluster performance in his last bout against Rory MacDonald. Woodley is stepping in to this fight on somewhat short notice after Hector Lombard had to pull out due to an injury. Woodley will look to get back to his  roots and use his stellar wrestling against Kim’s excellent judo.

The rest of the main card will feature undefeated Australian, Brendan O’Reily facing off with Chinese fighter, Lipeng Zhang at 155 pounds. The first fight on the main card will be the final of the second season of The Ultimate Fighter China between featherweights, Guangyou Ning and Jianping Yang.

The entire fight card will on UFC Fight Pass with the prelims starting at 6:30 am ET and the main card at 9 am ET.

Above is the official weigh-in video (courtesy of the UFC). The weigh-ins take place bright and early Friday at 4 am ET. Full results are also below.

 

FULL RESULTS
Michael Bisping (186) vs. Cung Le (185)
Tyron Woodley (170) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (171)
Zhang Lipeng (155) vs. Brendan O’Reilly (155)
Ning Guangyou (146) vs. Jianping Yang (145) – TUF China featherweight final
Danny Mitchell (171) vs. Wang Sai (170)
Shinsho Anzai (170) vs. Alberto Mina (171)
Roland Delorme (136) vs. Yuta Sasaki (135)
Wang Anying (170) vs. Colby Covington (171)
Royston Wee (136) vs. Yao Zhikui (135)
Milana Dudieva (135) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (136)

About The Author

Trey Downey
Staff Writer

A Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.

  • retsbew jon

    Yang Jian Ping’s Fight will be the most exciting! Yang Jian Ping is a very entertaining fighter and awesome to look at.