Kelvin Gastelum KO’s Michael Bisping at UFC Shanghai
The former UFC middleweight champion out of England Michael Bisping replaced Anderson Silva, facing off American Kelvin Gastelum in the headliner of Fight Night 122 held this past Saturday in Shanghai. The event took place only a few weeks after “The Count” went up against MMA great Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 early November at Madison Square Garden.
The Bisping vs Gastelum bout didn’t go the distance. It was all over in the middle of the opening round.
American fighter landed left hand sending his English opponent to the canvas, and followed it up with a few blows. The referee stopped the contest, declaring the knockout victory for Gastelum at 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the first round.
As a result Gastelum updated his record to 14-3 (1 NC), as well as earned his second Performance of the Night bonus award. Bisping dropped to 30-9, recording the second defeat in a row.
Also on the main card Li Jingliang claimed the first-round stoppage victory over Zak Ottow. Wang Guan took a split decision against Alex Caceres. In addition, Alex Garcia submitted Muslim Salikhov in the second round. The complete UFC Shanghai results can be found below.
UFC Shanghai results
Kelvin Gastelum def. Michael Bisping via first-round KO
Li Jingliang def. Zak Ottow via first-round TKO
Wang Guan def. Alex Caceres via split decision
Alex Garcia def. Muslim Salikhov via second-round submission
Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Sheymon Moraes via third-round submission
Kenan Song def. Bobby Nash via first-round TKO
Yan Ziaonan def. Kailian Curran via unanimous decision
Yadong Song def. Bharat Khandare via first-round submission
Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Chase Shermon via first-round KO
Gina Mazany def. Yanan Wu via unanimous decision
Rolando Dy def. Wu Lijiburen via unanimous decision
Cyril Asker def. Yaozong Hu via second-round submission