Bisping showed his superior cardio and outworked Dollaway all the way to earning judges’ scores of 29-27 across the board.
The fighters traded peppering shots for a majority of the opening round. Dollaway then landed a left hook that sent Bisping falling, and he pursued the fallen fighter to the ground. Bisping recovered, got back to the feet and landed a series of his own before the round’s time expired.
Bisping kept a strong pace through Round 2, landing various combinations and forcing Dollaway to throw counterpunches. He controlled the pace of the fight for the majority of the five-minute frame, but was taken down in the final 10 seconds.
Dollaway secured a takedown early in the third round, but was unable to score any damaging shots before Bisping worked his way back to the feet where he continued his active pace and striking combinations. As fight time came closer to expiring, Dollaway appeared tired, leaving his mouth wide open and not throwing in heavy volume. Bisping scored with a number of strikes as his opponent gasped for breath.
With the win, Bisping bounces back from a previous loss to Luke Rockhold.
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