Posted by wolfman
Vicious knee strikes, come on get creative. Just because he recently dispatched Charles with knees doesn't mean he will do the same with Leben. Hell, Charles took quite a few knees before he finally went down. No doubt Bisping looked good at 185, but I still don't think he has enough power to put Leben away. Leben's hard dome will be un-phased by whatever Bisping throws at him. Leben isn't the most technical striker, but he has more power than Bisping and a better chin. I think Leben wins a close fought decision or by a 2nd round TKO.
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You'll see, aside from the fighter level of charles mCcarthy, bisping fought a smart fight, as he would do against leben the ufc mw gatekeeper. I see bisping moving up that division quick. The mw division is not too deep, apart from the top 5 end of franklin, hendo and silva. Theres alot of mis match fighters like cote, grove, sakara, lutter and mcdonald have not managed to cause a huge splash in the run up to the top 5. Theres big stakes for a fighter in that division if they can pull a 3 or 4 win streak together to get in amonst that top end fast. Bisping will at least get up to that end within the next year.