- EXCLUSIVE: UFC 89 BISPING VS LEBEN PHOTO GALLERY

October 19, 2008
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Photos by Lee Whitehead – MMAWeekly.com
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BIRMINGHAM,
England – Before 9,515 fans at the National Indoor Arena on Saturday
night, it was countryman Michael Bisping that proved to be the tougher of The
Ultimate Fighter veterans, handily securing a unanimous decision victory over a
battered and bruised Chris Leben.

 

The
middleweight now moves on to secure a spot as coach of the British contingent
on Ultimate Fighter Season 9, then a possible showdown with either Rich
Franklin or Dan Henderson, which would likely determine another challenger to
Anderson Silva’s throne.

 

Keith
Jardine put himself back in the mix to challenge for Forrest Griffin’s light
heavyweight crown as he walked away with a split decision victory over Brandon
Vera. It is apparently time for a reassessment for Vera as he has now lost three
of his last four bouts after an 8-0 start.

 

Chris
Lytle and Paul Taylor put on a Fight of the Night performance at UFC 89, while
Luiz Cane scored the Knockout of the Night with his win over Rameau Thierry
Sokoudjou, and Octagon newcomer Jim Miller earned Submission of the Night
honors, with all of the award winners securing $40,000 bonus checks.

 

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Lee Whitehead was there to capture pictures of all of the action in this
exclusive UFC 89 Photo Gallery from Birmingham, England.

 

Main Card Bouts:

-Michael
Bisping def. Chris Leben by Unanimous Decision, R3

-Keith
Jardine def. Brandon Vera by Split Decision, R3

-Luiz
Cane def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou by TKO (Strikes) 4:15, R2

-Chris
Lytle def Paul Taylor by Unanimous Decision, R3

-Marcus
Davis def. Paul Kelly by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:16, R2

 

Preliminary
Bouts:

-Dan
Hardy def. Akihiro Gono by Split Decision, R3

-Shane
Carwin def. Neil Wain by TKO (Strikes) at 1:31, R1

-David
Bielkheden def Jess Liaudin by Unanimous Decision, R3

-Terry
Etim def. Sam Stout by Unanimous Decision, R3

-Jim
Miller def. David Baron by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:19, R3

-Per
Eklund def. Sammy Schiavo by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:47, R3

 

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MMAWEEKLY.COM UFC 89 PHOTO GALLERY

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HARDY POST-FIGHT INTERVIEW

 

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