UFC Fight Night 72 features a main event between Michael Bisping and Thales Leites. Both of the fighters are ranked in the top ten of the middle weight division, Bisping is ninth and Leites is tenth, and are scheduled for five rounds to see who can move up in the division.

Bisping rolls into the main event of UFC Fight Night 72 coming off of an impressive unanimous decision win over CB Dollaway. However, since 2011, Bisping has lost the next fight after a win. He will have to show the UFC fans and UFC brass that he can get a winning streak going. If he can beat Leites on Saturday, he will show that he deserves to another chance to chase the belt. That will be easier said than done against a tough Thales Leites.

Leites comes into the fight on a five-fight win streak, with his most recent victory a round two submission over Tim Boetsch. Leites once went five rounds with arguably the greatest fighter of all-time, Anderson Silva, for the belt in 2009. Leites is world-class, and with a victory over Bisping, Leites will show the world that he is ready for another title run as well.

Other notable fights on the card:

Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham

Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge

#9 Joanne Calderwood vs. Cortney Casey

Leon Edwards vs. Pawel Pawlak

Stevie Ray vs. Leonardo Mafra

Marcus Brimage vs. Jimmie Rivera

UFC Fight Night 72 is a very underrated card, but no matter what, there has got to be performance of the night bonuses

Here are my predictions:

Fight of the Night:

I am taking the easy way put here and going with the main event of the evening. I just think the fight will be a very solid fight and will have you walking away from the fight saying it was “Fight of the Night” worthy. Both fighters are world-class and have world-class experience as well. I think they will go four solid rounds and late in the fourth, Bisping will get a much-needed two-fight win streak.

Performance of the Night:

Duffy had as good of a UFC debut as you could wish for; a first round KO/TKO victory over Lindsey. I think on Saturday that he will go out and get himself another finish, but this time, he will finish the fight by submission and earn himself a Performance of the Night bonus while he is at it.

Edwards is coming off of a three punch round one KO/TKO victory over Seth Baczynski on April 11, 2015. Look for him to pick up right where he left off and go for an impressive KO/TKO finish against Pawlak. If he does so, and I think he will, he will earn himself a Performance of the Night bonus as well.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.