Michael Bisping's ten-year tenure in the #UFC is laden with accomplishments. He holds the record for most significant strikes landed in UFC History at 1414, he is tied for the most wins in UFC history at 19, and he will tie the record for most fights at 27 when he competes at #UFC204. However, with all of those stats, there is one thing that Bisping hasn't done that he can accomplish on Saturday.
A win against #DanHenderson on Saturday will mark "The Count's" fifth-straight win inside the Octagon. This would make for his longest win streak in the UFC.
In terms of pro-MMA fights, Bisping has had far greater stretches in his life. He entered the UFC undefeated and started his career with 14 wins. However, in his fifth fight in the UFC, Bisping fell to TUF 2 winner and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans by split decision, ending his UFC win streak at four. After this fight, he moved down to middleweight.
This was not the only time that Bisping made it to four-straight wins. From May 2010 through the end of 2011, he picked up two decision wins and two knockout wins, including a TUF Coaches' fight win against Jason "Mayhem" Miller. This streak set him up for a 2012 title-eliminator bout with Chael Sonnen to determine the next contender to face Anderson Silva. Sonnen won a close decision against Bisping, once again ending his streak at four.
Bisping now finds himself at four wins once again. At 37 years old, he has found the formula to perfect his craft. With decision wins over C.B. Dolloway and Thales Leites, Bisping was finally able to get his shot at Silva. He defeated the GOAT in a five-round war, getting the unanimous decision victory. Not wanting to waste this momentum, Bisping lunged at the opportunity at a rematch with champion Luke Rockhold when Chris Weidman pulled out of UFC 199 with an injury.
Taking the fight on short notice, Bisping was giving litte chance by most oddsmakers. However, the short camp worked for Bisping and he took his revenge against Rockhold to win the UFC middleweight belt.
Bisping is now primed to defend his belt and break his win-streak curse. He is favored at UFC 204 against Dan Henderson and is motivated by his loss at UFC 100.
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