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The action begins with a brief feeling out process that sees Bisping testing the waters with his jab. Not too much is landing though.
An inside leg-kick from the Brit moves Belfort back before he returns with a kick of his own that Bisping side-steps. About a minute later Belfort tries a spinning back kick up high, but gets nothing but air.
The fighters open up a bit as Belfort lands a solid counter-right as Bisping continues to use his one-two combination to press forward. A kick and follow up jab from Belfort is countered by a stiff punch from Bisping.
Bisping take a finger in the eye, but that only stalls the action for a few seconds.
The Englishman rushes Belfort with a kick-punch combo, landing a jab that is countered in kind.
A big left high-kick lands for Belfort. The Brazilian smells blood and presses forward, but Bisping still has his feet and shrugs off the attack as the round draws to a close.
Score: 10-9 Belfort.