Michael Bisping has been named as the first inductee to the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2019. The announcement was made during UFC Fight Night 147 held this past weekend in London.
“The Count” Bisping is former UFC Middleweight champion. Moreover he is the first British fighter to earn the Ultimate Fighting Championship title, as well as to become the main event competitor.
Bisping earned UFC Middleweight title scoring the first-round knockout win against Luke Rockhold in June 2016. He also successfully defended the strap against Dan Henderson taking a unanimous decision in October the same year.
In November 2017 “The Count” faced Canadian MMA legend Georges St-Pierre, who became a new titleholder claiming the win by submission in Round 3. Aspiring to avenge the defeat, in three weeks time Bisping was again inside the Octagon, which was his second outing in one month. Yet, he was stopped by the current interim UFC Middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum in the first round.
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The resume of Michael Bisping features a series of notable wins including a unanimous decision against Brazilian MMA great Anderson Silva. Post-fighting he continues his career as sports analyst, actor and commentator.