Today, June 4, 2016, UFC will present UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2, only through pay-per-view. The event will take place in The Forum located in Inglewood, California. For those who are unable to attend the fight live, once again it is a pay-per-view, and will cost an average of $50 in standard definition, $10 more for high-definition.
Fortunately, those who cannot afford the pay-per-view are given some luxuries at a smaller price. First, the early preliminary card can be viewed through the UFC Fight Pass, while the main preliminary card can be viewed through Fox Sports 1. Take note that the UFC 199 main card is when the two championship fights, Rockhold versus Bisping 2 and Cruz versus Faber, will take place. Until the event airs, here are some past articles from the Inquisitr that assist in the build-up for this fight.
- Urijah Faber earned his title shot at UFC 199 with patience and perserverance.
- BJ Penn was supposed to participate at UFC 199, but was pulled from the card for potential anti-doping policy violation.
- Chris Weidman was supposed to have his rematch to gain his title back, but had to drop out thus being replaced by Michael Bisping.
- CM Punk was rumored to have his MMA debut at UFC 199 but that is no longer the case.
Tonight will also mark Luke Rockhold’s first official title defense after winning it at UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor when he technically knocked out (TKO) Chris Weidman. As for Dominick Cruz, his title defense against Urijah Faber is his seventh defense after defeating T.J. Dillashaw, Joseph Benavidez, Demetrious Johnson, and even Faber in a previous title fight.
The results of the main fight card will be shown below as they become available. This is a live-updating article, so for those who are unable to watch the pay-per-view, you can use this article as a means to find out the latest results. Please note that due to online limitations, only the overall result shall be posted live with a fight synopsis detailed after the pay-per-view. Since preliminary matches are fairly easy to watch — either on UFC Fight Pass or television — they will not be included.
Main Card (Pay-Per-View – 10 p.m./7 p.m. ET/PT)
“The Diamond” Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby “King” Green – Poirier (USA) is 19-4-0 and ranked No. 11. Green is 23-6-0 and ranked No. 13. They are fighting in the Lightweight Division.
- RESULTS: Poirier defeats Green via knockout by right hook followed by ground and pound, 2:53 in the first round.
- SYNOPSIS: Once the bell rings, both contenders step forward to size each other up. It seemed as if both fighters would play it smart until Green starts talking smack towards Poirier. Green pays the consequences when he eats a right hook into the jaw which causes him to fall down. Poirier attempts to finish the fight but Green is able to survive. That mistake should have been enough for Green to re-establish himself against Poirier, tighten his defense. Unfortunately, Green’s ring rust showed as he remained wide open, getting peppered by Poirier. Eventually, Poirier was able to land another hard right into Green’s face causing him to go down. This time, Poirier is able to finish the fight with ground and pound.
Dan “Hendo” Henderson vs. Hector “Showeather” Lombard – Henderson (USA) is 31-14-0 and ranked No. 15. Lombard (Cuba) is 34-5-1 and ranked No. 14. They are fighting in the Middleweight Division.
- RESULTS: Henderson defeats Lombard via knockout with a head kick followed by an elbow, 1:22 in the second round.
- SYNOPSIS: Prior to the fight, it was evident that Henderson was the hometown favorite. Ergo, Lombard is not just going against experience but home state advantage. He will need to depend on his Olympic background and age to gain the advantage. Lombard was very respectful of Henderson in which he faltered a bit when Henderson connected with a right hand into Lombard’s face. Lombard however retaliated with a couple strikes of his own followed by ground control. Lombard was able to get crucifix position and almost ended the fight with an Americana but Henderson was able to get out and get back up. Didn’t last long as Lombard continued to blast Henderson causing them to get back down to the ground. Henderson controlled the ground despite being on his back until the first round ends.In the second round, Henderson is very careful with Lombard, throwing kicks to keep the distance. His patience earns him a knockout victory when he connects with a head kick followed by an elbow combination. The kick rocked Lombard but it was the elbow that finished him. Lombard was out before he hit the ground in which Henderson’s ground and pound wasn’t even necessary.
“Blessed” Max Holloway vs. “The Bully” Ricardo Lamas – Holloway (USA) is 15-3-0 and ranked No. 4. Lamas (USA) is 15-4-0 and ranked No. 5. They are fighting in the Featherweight Division.
- RESULTS: Holloway defeats Lamas via Unanimous Decision.
- SYNOPSIS: Though Lamas is known as “The Bully,” he was nowhere near such as Holloway controlled most of the round. Using his height and reach, Holloway was able to dictate most of the fight with simple strikes. There were times his patience paid off as he rocked Lamas twice. He even connected with a spinning back kick to Lamas’ head. Lamas on the other hand was able to survive though his two take down attempts were blocked. All in all, Holloway won the first round.The second round was more even between the fighters. Lamas kepth Holloway at bay with leg kicks but eventually, Holloway was able to start another fury of punches. Lamas however was able to keep up and even shot back with strikes of his own. It was near the end of the second round in which Holloway almost finished the fight via submission. The first was with a choke that looked a lot like a Dragon Sleeper transitioned into a second choke, a rear-naked choke. Both were failed attempts because Holloway did not have the neck.Both fighters were fatigued into the third round proven by their slow movement. Lamas connected with some nice kicks but all in all, the fight was very simplistic with hardly anything considered standout until the last ten seconds when both fighters banged it out to the very end with no defense, nothing but haymakers. The fact that Holloway controlled all three rounds is why he earned the unanimous decision victory.
“The Dominator” Dominick Cruz vs. “The California Kid” Urijah Faber – Cruz (USA) is 21-1-0 and the current UFC Bantamweight Champion. Faber (USA) is 33-8-0 and ranked No. 2. They are fighting in the Bantamweight Divison for the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
- RESULTS: Cruz defeats Faber via Unanimous Decision to retain the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
- SYNOPSIS: This fight was considered the tie breaker between Cruz and Faber since they both have one win over each other. Tonight, the fight would go to Cruz as he earned the Unanimous Decision victory. It should be noted this time around, Cruz was better than Faber in both power, as well as speed, in which a couple of hits actually tagged Faber hard enough to make him buckle to the ground. In the fourth round, the same thing happened again but Cruz was able to hit him on the ground. This caused Faber to be desperate in the fifth adn final round in which he tried his best to finish the fight for that would be the only way he could attain the one prize that has alluded him. Sadly for Faber, he would continue to be tagged by Cruz throughout the round. All in all, Cruz almost earned a perfect score victory if it weren’t for one judge granting Faber one round. What is more important for Cruz: he is still the champion.
Luke Rockhold vs.”The Count” Michael Bisping – Rockhold (USA) is 15-2-0 and the current UFC Middleweight Champion. Bisping (England) is 29-7-0 and ranked No. 4. They are fighting in the Middleweight Division for the UFC Middleweight Championship.
- RESULTS: Bisping defeats Rockhold via knockout with two straight punches, 3:36 in the first round.
- SYNOPSIS: This fight was very fast. Once the bell rang, Bisping and Rockhold sized each other up in which they tested each other with a quick punch here and there. However, Bisping was able to counter Rockhold’s missed punch with a gut punch followed by a hook to his face. Rockhold was able to recover but took another first to the face which felled him. Bisping finishes the fight with some ground and pound to secure the fight and the title.
[Image via UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 Promotional Poster]