Michael Bisping to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame this July

March 16, 2019

The UFC announced that Michael Bisping will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this July.  Bisping earned the UFC middleweight title and finished with a 31-9 record.

Bisping burst onto the UFC scene on The Ultimate Fighter 3 and won the competition.

Bisping’s Anderson Silva fight in London was his opus and later that year he fought Luke Rockhold on short notice to win the middleweight title.

From the UFC press release:

Bisping, the first British fighter to become a UFC champion, will enter the UFC Hall of Fame as a member of the Modern Wing, joining Forrest Griffin (2013), BJ Penn (2015), Urijah Faber (2017) and Ronda Rousey (2018). The “Modern Era” category includes athletes who turned pro on or after November 17, 2000 (when the rules of mixed martial arts were adopted), are a minimum age of 35, or have been retired for one year or more.

A veteran of 40 professional fights during his 13-year career, Bisping compiled a record of 31-9, while capturing the UFC middleweight title, as well as the Cage Warriors, and Cage Rage light heavyweight titles. During his impressive career, Bisping earned notable victories over UFC Hall of Famer Dan Henderson, former UFC middleweight champions Anderson Silva and Luke Rockhold, former Strikeforce® middleweight champion Cung Le, former WEC® light heavyweight champion Brian Stann, and former WEC middleweight champion Chris Leben.

Payout Perspective:

The Anderson Silva fight was definitely the standout moment in Bisping’s career.

He overcame a significant eye injury to come back and win the title.  His cardio was second to none and he was able to talk up a fight.  It should be no surprise that he’ll be inducted this July.  Bisping is the first announcement of several we can expect in the coming months.

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