Rockhold vs Bisping 2 UFC 199 Countdown
UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold makes his first title defence, as Michael Bisping gets his long-awaited shot at the belt. UFC 199 Countdown takes you inside the lives and training camps of these two adversaries. And two fighters who have a genuine dislike for one another having previously fought, with Rockhold being the winner.
Truly one of the biggest rivalries in sports history, neither Rockhold nor Bisping have much time for one another. When the pair first fought in 2014, Rockhold made easy work of the Brit, finishing him with a one arm in guillotine. even before the fight was ever announced, the pair were always talking the other down. All stemming from a training session where Bisping made a rye comment about beating Rockhold. A statement which left a very bitter taste in the mouth of the reigning champion.
Now going into their third fight, the champion Luke Rockhold who was originally supposed to be fighting former champion, Chris Weidman. Will now once against stand across the cage from the Brit. And while it took him six minutes in which to finish their previous encounter. This time around Rockhold feels like he will finish The Count in three.
Michael Bisping Is On A Roll
Coming off a recent win over a pound for pound great Anderson Silva in London. Michael Bisping enters his second middleweight championship on a high. Always developing as a fighter, his most recent application of mental tools has helped to improve his overall game. As to where once he would be this ultra-aggressive competitor. With age Bisping has learned to channel his aggression.
Now Bisping looks to change his luck and get the win and claim the UFC title. Taking down his old foe Luke Rockhold in the process and become the first British UFC champion. All of this and more in this Countdown to UFC 170 episode.