UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO
23 August 2014 (Saturday)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to the Cotai Arena in Macao on 23 August 2014 with a middleweight showdown pitting two of the division’s elite against one another as No. 8-ranked Michael “The Count” Bisping takes on former Strikeforce champion, Cung Le. With contrasting styles and 26 finishes between them, this bout has the potential to be a classic.
Vietnamese born Le (9-2 in his professional mixed martial arts career, fighting out of San Jose, California), makes his return to the Octagon® after a two-year hiatus that saw him serve as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter China, the organization’s long running reality series, as well as further his action movie career. In his return to the Cotai arena, the scene of his highlight reel knockout of Rich Franklin, Le will look to build on his reputation as one of the most exciting fighters in combat sports history when he meets Manchester, England’s Bisping (24-6, fighting out of Orange County, California) in the Octagon.
The Briton is consistently on the verge of title contention and a win over Le would mark his first victory over a former champion, ensuring his name stays in contention with the division’s best.
In the co-main event, the hard-hitting No. 4-ranked welterweight, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley (13-3-0) - who boasts wins over top names such as former UFC champion Carlos Condit, Josh Koscheck, Paul Daley and Tarec Saffiedine -faces off with the surging No.9 ranked Dong Hyun Kim (19-2-1, 1 no contest, fighting out of Busan, South Korea).
The 170lbs clash has major UFC world title implications. “Stun Gun” has a ton of momentum after crushing victories over John Hathaway and a knockout of the night performance against Erick Silva, while Woodley is potentially one huge win away from a shot at UFC gold. Both fighters will be looking to cement their place amongst the division’s elite in this three-round bout.
Also on the stacked card, Yang Jianping (7-3-1) and Ning Guangyou (4-2-1) will also take to the Octagon® to decide who will be become the featherweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter® China and win the coveted UFC contract.
MICHAEL BISPING VS. CUNG LE
PLUS 10 EXCITING FIGHTS INCLUDING:
TYRON WOODLEY VS. DONG HYUN KIM
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® CHINA FEATHERWEIGHTS
|Time:||23 August 2014 (Saturday) 6:00pm|
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|Date:||Thursday, 21 August 2014|
|Featuring:||Cung Le, Michael Bisping, Kim Dong Hyun,|
|Tyron Woodley and other UFC fighters|
Ronda Rousey, Luke Rockhold and Angela Magana visit Be Cool Center
|Date:||Thursday, 21 August 2014|
|Venue:||Be Cool Center, Taipa|
|Featuring:||Ronda Rousey, Luke Rockhold and Angela Magana|
Fighters Grand Arrival
|Date:||Thursday, 21 August 2014|
|Featuring:||UFC President Dana White, Ronda Rousey, Cung Le, Michael Bisping,|
|Kim Dong Hyun, Tyron Woodley and other UFC fighters|
|Date:||Friday, 22 August 2014|
|Featuring:||All UFC fighters|
|Time:||23 August 2014 (Saturday) 6:00pm|
Cung Le - Middleweight
STYLE: Sanshou (Kung Fu) / Wrestling / Taekwondo
STRENGTHS: Striking, Takedowns
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 9-2
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Out of all of the fighting platforms that I have fought on, UFC is the top of the food chain, and I am finally here. It's like getting a Black Belt in MMA.
Favorite Striking technique: Spinning kicks
- Win over Cote was Le’s first MMA fight to go the distance
- Has defeated Frank Shamrock, Scott Smith, Jason Von Flue, Tony Fryklund, and Sammy Morgan
- Eight MMA wins by KO, one by decision
- Pro in MMA since 2006
- Unbeaten in kickboxing – 17-0 with 12 KOs
DONG HYUN KIM - “The Stun Gun” - Welterweight
STRENGTHS: Well-rounded, judo, takedowns
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 19-2-1, 1 NC
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's an honor for me to fight in the UFC, the world’s best fight event. And it will be a big opportunity to show my fighting talent to mixed martial arts fans around the whole world.
Accomplishments in amateur competition? I have won some prizes in many Judo matches, and won a few tournaments in Amateur MMA, Catch wrestling, and Jujitsu in Korea.
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke.
Favorite Striking technique: Straight punch.
- World-class judoka.
- Only second Korean fighter to compete in the UFC (Joe Son was the first) and the first to win a UFC match.
- Seven of last 14 wins by KO.
- Aggressive and powerful.
HECTOR LOMBARD - “Lightning” - Welterweight
STYLE: MMA Killer
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 34-4-1, 1 NC
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Judo Olympian
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Pro since 2004
- 19 wins by KO, 7 by submission
- Only four losses have come via decision to Okami, Boetsch, Akihiro Gono, and Gegard Mousasi
- Loss to Boetsch broke 25 fight unbeaten streak (24-0-1)
- Has wins over James Te Huna, Eiji Ishikawa, Brian Ebersole, Kalib Starnes, Jay Silva (six second KO), Joe Doerksen, Falaniko Vitale, Jesse Taylor, and Trevor Prangley
- 2000 Cuban Olympian in judo
Michael “The Count” Bisping - Middleweight
STYLE: Vale Tudo
STRENGTHS: Standup, heart, adapts to any situation, fitness
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 25-6
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. It’s the top organization in the world, and here it is, three years after I started, and I’m here. This is just a stepping stone into the UFC and hopefully I can go on and have a decent career here. I still can’t believe it, to be honest – it’s almost surreal.
Accomplishments in pro competition? Cage Rage Champion, Cage Warriors Champion, FX3 Champion, TUF 3 Champion, Coach on TUF9 and TUF14.
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle & Triple Decker Pecker Wrecker
Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee
- Has won seven of his last 11
- As coach of Team UK on season nine of The Ultimate Fighter against Dan Henderson, produced three of four finalists, and both winners (Ross Pearson and James Wilks). On season 14, coaching against Jason Miller, he produced one of two winners (Diego Brandao).
- Along with Nate Diaz, Chris Holdsworth, Mac Danzig, Amir Sadollah, Diego Brandao, Tony Ferguson and James Wilks, Bisping is one of only eight TUF winners to win all their fights on the show (plus the final) by KO, TKO, or submission.
- Has finished 19 of 25 wins. Didn’t go to a decision until his 2007 win over Matt Hamill.
- 16 wins by KO, three by submission
- The UK’s biggest mixed martial arts star.
- 10-5 as a middleweight
- Nickname comes from his ancestry, where Bisping is considered a Polish Count.
- Now living and training in California
The first-ever women’s match-up in Asia will be featured at UFC Fight Night Macao. Russia’s Milana Dudieva is set to take on American Elizabeth Phillips in a women’s bantamweight (135 pound) fight at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao.
ELIZABETH PHILLIPS - Bantamweight
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 4-2
Elizabeth has always been attracted to combat sports, she sees it as the best outlet for her energy. Before turning Pro in 2012, Elizabeth was a Washington State amateur champion, now fighting for the UFC, she is focused on making a name for herself and becoming a role model for the younger generation of female fighters. Her heroes include her mother and women in MMA that have paved the way for her, including Ronda Rousey. Elizabeth has a degree in Applied Sciences.
- Pro since 2012
- Two wins by KO, one by submission
- One first round finish
- Lost debut to Miriam Nakamoto; 4-1 since
- 3-1-1 amateur record. Lone loss came against Jessamyn Duke
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey - Bantamweight
STRENGTHS: Takedowns, submissions, explosiveness, Olympic experience
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 10-0
As the No.1 pound-for-pound female mixed martial artist and current UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey’s trail-blazing and record-breaking performances revolutionized women’s MMA and have made her a global icon and one of the biggest stars in UFC history.
Ronda began training in MMA after retiring from judo and soon after became the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion before joining the UFC as the first female fighter and champion in 2012. Recently No. 2 ranked Alex Davis at UFC 175, winning via KO just 16 seconds into the first round. Her performances have also won her post-fight awards including Fight of the Night (vs Tate), Submission of the Night (vs Tate) and Performance of the Night (vs McMann and Davis).
Ronda has been featured on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue and written about in Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and the New Yorker. Ronda recently won the 2014 ESPY Awards for Female Athlete of the Year, making her the first UFC fighter to claim the honor. Ronda will be appearing in her first motion picture - The Expendables 3 in August 2014. Other upcoming cinematic projects include Fast & Furious 7, The Athena Project as well as Entourage.
- Professional fighter since 2011
- Seven of 10 professional wins have ended in the first round via submission by armbar; has finished eight of 10 fights using this tactic
- Eight wins by submission, two by KO
- All three amateur wins ended in under a minute via armbar
- Coach of Team Rousey on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s reality television show
- Mother Ann Maria DeMars was the first American woman to win a World Judo Championship
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