ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Michael Bisping has a lot to celebrate tonight.

In front of a hometown crowd in Manchester, England, the UFC Middleweight Champion successfully defended his title for the first time since taking it from Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. The victory also saw Bisping avenge one of the most iconic defeats of his career, a KO loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 100.

To really cap things off though, UFC 204 also saw Michael Bisping claim his spot in MMA history by breaking the record for most wins in the UFC at 20. He now holds more wins than Georges St-Pierre (19), Matt Hughes (18), Demian Maia (18), and Donald Cerrone (18).

He's also now tied for the most bouts in UFC history at 27, alongside Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz. Finally, the 5-round war at UFC 204 has moved Bisping up to second in total Octagon time (5 hours, 48 minutes, and 40 seconds), above GSP, and below Frankie Edgar.

"The Count" has spent over a decade now in the UFC. He was the light heavyweight winner on The Ultimate Fighter season 3 (the first non-American to win on TUF), the first British fighter to headline a UFC PPV, and the first British fighter to win a UFC championship. He is currently tied for fourth in most UFC knockouts, and at 37 years old, is the fifth oldest champion in UFC history.

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