July 18th the UFC for the first time will be in Scotland and headlining the event is Micheal Bisping (26-7) vs. Thales Leites (25-4).
Bisping is the number 9 ranked UFC Middleweight. Bisping has alternated wins and losses in his last 8 going 4-4. Most recently “The Count” scored a unanimous decision win over CB Dollaway at UFC 186.
Leites is the number 10 ranked UFC Middleweight. Leites is on his 2nd stint with the UFC and is 5-0 so far this run. Overall since being released by the UFC in 2009 to now, Leites has won 11 of 12 and 8 in a row. In his last 3 fights Leites has knocked out Trevor Smith and Francis Carmont; and choked Tim Boetsch to sleep.
The UFC Fight Night 72 co-main event will be a Lightweight contest between Ross Pearson (17-8) and Evan Dunham (15-6). Pearson is 2-2 in his last 4, coming off a UFC 185 knock out of Sam Stout. Dunham is coming off a UFC 182 unanimous decision win over Rodrigo Damm, which ended a 3 fight skid.
Also announced for the card Scotland’s own Joanne Calderwood (9-1) the number 9 ranked woman’s UFC Strawweight, meets Australia’s Bec Rawlings (6-4). Calderwood will be looking to rebound from a April, submission loss to Maryna Moroz, while Rawling is coming off ending a 2 fight skid in May, with a submission of Lisa Ellis.
Micheal Bisping (26-7) vs. Thales Leites (25-4)
Ross Pearson (17-8) vs. Evan Dunham (15-6)
Joanne Calderwood (9-1) vs. Bec Rawlings (6-4)
Ilir Latifi (9-4) vs. Hans Stringer (22-6-3)
Paddy Holohan (11-1-1) vs. Laughan Lee (14-10-1)
Leonardo Mafra (12-2) vs. Steven Ray (17-5)
Joseph Duffy (13-1) vs. Ivan Jorge (26-4)
Robert Whiteford (11-2) vs. Paul Redmond (10-5)
Leon Edwards (9-2) vs. Pawel Pawlak (11-1)
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