Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The spring is officially out of Alan Belcher's step. His feet are flat, his mouth is open and his movements are slow.
Bisping knows this and takes advantage, landing hooks that Belcher can't seem to avoid. Belcher starts to talk and taunt, but there's no question that he is in trouble as Bisping is substantially faster and landing many more punches.
Belcher shoots for an ugly, sloppy takedown but Bisping stuffs it easily. During an exchange, Belcher takes a hard poke to the eye from Bisping. Belcher is obviously hurt, and seems to actually be bleeding from his eye.
The fight is waved to a close, which will bring about a technical decision. Bisping receives the nod 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.
This is a serious concern for Belcher. Belcher has had two surgeries on the eye that is now injured, which makes one wonder if this could be a career-ending turn of events.