Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy: Twitter Reactions to Main Event

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Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy: Twitter Reactions to Main Event
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In spite of the fact that the card was built around the makeshift rivalry between Canada and Australia, the most highly anticipated bout of Wednesday night in Quebec City was between an American and an Englishman: Tim Kennedy vs. Michael Bisping. The bout was chock-full of build-up, with non-stop smack talk from both Bisping, one of the UFC's foremost heels, and Kennedy, a fun-loving Army veteran. 

When the two met in the Octagon, it was an absolute chess match between Bisping's formidable striking and Kennedy's takedowns and sticky grappling. Kennedy, for four rounds, would get the better of Bisping, taking him down and absolutely refusing to let go. 

The final scorecards read 49-46, 49-46 and 50-45, all in favor of the American. 

Naturally, MMA fans and media all took to Twitter to discuss the fight, the build-up and the aftermath.

MMA Analyst-in-Chief Jack Slack discussed how Kennedy was able to consistently land his right hand over Bisping's jab:

You can check out his piece on Bisping's strengths and weaknesses.

While Kennedy had success trading punches with Bisping, though, most of the talk focused in on the lengthy grappling exchanges:

Former Bellator welterweight champion (and current One FC fighter) Ben Askren chimed in as only he can:

When the scores were read, many took issue with the one scorecard that read 50-45. Bisping seemed to have taken the second round with ease, which should have led to a unanimous 49-46, but apparently not:

Regardless, Kennedy took a decisive win over one of the top middleweights over the last decade. That had many discussing where he falls in the division at this point:

Where Bisping lies in the division, and where he is in his career, was also discussed:

Not long after, of course, talk immediately went over to The Ultimate Fighter season 19. And with that, I leave all of you to discuss things!

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