UFC Fight Night Glasgow was the fourth event this month, and it’s not even the last for the month of July. It’s easy for a card to be lost in the shuffle with these kinds of numbers, but it remained on the radar of mma consumers never the less. As with most international events, there was a significant amount of European talent on tap. Some of the participants will fall by the wayside and disappear into the abyss of mma’s archives, while others increased their stock significantly.

There weren’t any titles on the line, and there weren’t any number one contender spots being discussed. Even still, the event had enough star power to draw eyes and fill seats. The UFC announced that there were 10,451 people in attendance with a live gate of $1.5 million. Those are pretty good numbers, but we will have to wait and see what the T.V. ratings were, especially considering the time difference in the U.S.

Following the event some elevated there stock and others may be unemployed on Monday morning. Here are the biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night Glasgow.

Michael Bisping Will Never Quit:
Bisping has been fight professionally for 11 years. The majority of his career he has been fighting in the UFC, and he has alway been in the upper echelon of the division. It’s been a long run, and a good one, but he has never gotten to the belt. He speaks of destiny in promo’s, that he will capture that title. Some of that is marketing, but the way he fights shows that there is truth in it. Against Leites there are plenty of fighters that would have quit at several points in that fight, but he just kept on going like the veteran he is. Whether you agree with the split decision or not, you can’t deny his determination and competitiveness. He can do other things, he doesn’t need to fight. He is really trying to get to the title shot.

Evan Dunham Embraces the Role of Journeyman:
Dunham showed that he has been learning both in his victories and defeats over the years against Pearson. He knew the danger and risk that Pearson presented on the feet, and while it isn’t always crowd pleasing, he did what he need to do to win. It turned out to be pretty entertaining, but he didn’t do it for that. He needed the win. It wasn’t long ago that he lost his fourth fight out of his last five. Now he is back on track with two wins, but he’s in a deep division and the UFC will trim the fat if the record gets to much worse. In the post fight presser he was asked who he wanted to fight next. Dunham responded: I try to consider myself a journeyman, a fighters fighter. So, they’ll just call me; tell me a name and I’ll be there.

Joseph Duffy is the Real Deal:
Duffy is only two fights into his UFC career, but the chances are that you know all about him. Conor McGregor’s star is burning bright right now. He has lost in the past, and one of those losses was handed to him by Duffy. “Irish Joe” is the only one that isn’t talking about it. It comes up in interviews, post fight and otherwise, and he always brushes it off. Instead of talking his way to the top he is showing us. He finished Jake Lindsey in his UFC debut with a round 1 knock out, and last night he submitted Ivan Jorge in round 1. He is training out of Tri-Star, and seems to be a well rounded, elite level mixed martial artist. Hopefully, he get’s an appropriate increase in name value in his next opponent.

Marcus Brimage isn’t an Elite Fighter:
Brimage is recognizable and markets himself well, but what happens when the cage door closes isn’t in-line with his pre-fight promoting abilities. The biggest names that he has defeated are Jimmy Hettes, and Maximo Blanco. Both of those were decisions and the latter was a a split. Even if they were decisive wins, those names aren’t the guys you want to list off as the high light of your career. Since his win over Hettes he has lost four of his last five. Three of those losses were either by knock out or a technical knock out. He is a good fighter, but at this point facts are facts, he doesn’t belong in the UFC. It’s questionable if he would even find to much success in rival organizations.

About The Author

Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.