UFC 89: Chris Leben vs. Michael Bisping Isn't a Bad Main Event

Ian SibransinghContributor ISeptember 14, 2008

UFC goes back to good ol' England for UFC 89 Bisping vs. Leben.

A lot of people are bashing this card, saying it's horrible and other stuff like that, but think about it. Is it really that bad? Although there is no title fight, the fans in England get an amazing show with what personally I think is a good main event.

Bisping is a well-rounded fighter who was undefeated in the light-heavyweight division until he was beaten by Rashad Evans (currently next up for Forrest Griffin). He does have good hands, 11 of his 16 wins by some from of knockout, and he has good enough ground game to control himself in the position he's in. His move to middleweight was a smart one as his performance has been better as seen against Jason Day and Charles McCarthy.

Leben, on the other hand, seems to have more experience and has improved since I have seen him in the Ultimate Fighter show. Leben is 18-4 and most of his 18 wins are by knockout which shows he has better hands.

But back to my point, out of these two I expect to see a good fight which is probably going to be mostly standing and just really exciting plus the undercard isn't bad. One fight I actually wanted to see was Machida vs. Silva. I thought that would have been a really sick fight, but too bad it didn't happen. 

Plus this show is free on Spike TV for the people living in the US and Canada, which means you save $50 on your cable bill.

This is my first review. I'm not expecting it to be perfect.

I will return on my thoughts about Couture vs. Lesnar and Mir vs. Nogueria.