Three More Rounds: UFC 204

Three More Rounds: Bryce's post fight thoughts. UFC 204

1. Bekitc is Legit

Opening up the main card, Misrad Bektic of Bosnia went up against Russel Doane. The fight did not last long, a first round submission win for the unbeaten Bektic, but it did make a statement to the 145 division. Bektic, coming off of an ACL injury, made his UFC return after over a year and he dismantled his inferior opponent. Training with the likes of former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, I look forward to seeing Bektic's future octagon appearances.  2. Vitor No More

In the co main event, legendary Vitor Belfort went against the well rounded Gegard Mousasi. After looking less than intimidating at the weigh ins, the former Light Heavyweight champion was stopped in the second round. "The Phenom" was unable to produce much offense, landing a mere 9 strikes in the bout. This, paired with his ever-so increasingly softening of his body should be reason enough to retire. He simply isn't good enough to contend at he highest level the sport has to offer.  3. No #ManchesterScrewJob

The headliner of the card was a UFC 100 rematch of Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson, this time for the Middleweight belt. This was the kind of fight that Henderson had nothing to lose and Bisping had nothing to gain. Hendo, who had previously said it would be his last fight before ending what is no doubt an illustrious career, landed multiple overhand rights, knocking the champion down twice in the first two rounds. He then significantly slowed, where Bisping lit him up with combinations. In the end, it was Bisping who was victorious via decision and avenged his brutal knockout at UFC 100. This, however came at a cost, as he took what seemed to be a substantial amount of more damage than his opponent. This led to social media in uproar, saying that Henderson won the fight. After watching it myself, however, I believe they're wrong. Bisping clearly won 3 rounds, and there is even a case to be made that he won 4. Henderson only clearly won the first round before he fatigued. Even though that won't stop the Twitter trolls from tweeting the fight as the #ManchesterScrewJob, but that's my perspective. 

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