Michael Bisping promised to "knock the smug look off" of Luke Rockhold's face in the UFC 199 main event. He did exactly that, and we have a new middleweight champion. Bisping's long journey towards the title has its storybook ending in dramatic, unforgettable fashion.
Bisping with a quick kick to Rockhold's right knee. The challenger came up short on his jab. Rockhold with a body kick and a leg kick. Bisping misses on the right hand. Rockhold with a push kick to the body again. Went high and Bisping blocked it. Bisping with a right hand glancing off of Rockhold. Straight left by Rockhold was countered by Bisping's left. Body kick by the champion. Bisping with his own kick to Rockhold's midsection. Front kick to the body by Rockhold. Jab by Rockhold. Straight left by Rockhold. Sticking jab by Bisping. Hard inside leg kick by Rockhold. Another body kick by Rockhold. And Rockhold is dropped by a left hand by Bisping! Back up he goes but he's wobbled and Bisping drops Rockhold with another left and knocks him out to becomes the new champion! INCREDIBLE!
Official result: Michael Bisping def. Luke Rockhold via KO (punches) at 3:36 of round 1 to become the NEW UFC middleweight champion.