A Brief Biography of Michael Bisping, His Career, and His Legacy


Michael Bisping was born in Cyprus, an English sports pundit, actor, commentator, and retired mixed martial fighter.

Bisping is a former UFC Middleweight Champion, a former Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion, and a Light Heavyweight tournament winner in The Ultimate Fighter 3. Michael Bisping’s net worth is estimated to be at $9 million as of 2022.

Michael Bisping Childhood

Michael Bisping was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, on February 28, 1979. Bisping attended Billington’s St Augustine’s Roman Catholic High School.

Jan, his father, was a British Army officer, and his mother was Irish. Bisping began his Jujutsu training at the age of eight. He participated as an amateur in Britain’s first “no holds barred” tournament when he was 15.

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Michael Bisping Professional Career

Bisping’s career was highlighted in 2006 on the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter 3’ reality television series. Bisping was scheduled to fight Eric Schafer in The Ultimate Fighter 4 conclusion five months after winning the TUF 3 finals but withdrew due to visa issues.

He defeated Elvis Sinosic via TKO at UFC 70 in Manchester in 2007. In 2005, he served as a special guest referee for the Cage Warriors event Enter The Wolfslair.

Bisping had been advised since the start of his MMA career that he was a touch too tiny for light heavyweight and would do better at middleweight. Following his loss to Evans, Bisping opted to drop down a weight category with the approval of UFC president Dana White.

Bisping made his middleweight debut against Charles McCarthy in 2008 at UFC 83. Bisping won via TKO when McCarthy was unable to continue after the first round due to a forearm injury he acquired due to Bisping’s unanswered barrage of knees and uppercuts.

Bisping’s next middleweight bout was slated for June 7, 2008, at UFC 85 in London, where he will face Chris Leben.

However, Jason Day stepped in after Leben was sentenced to 35 days in jail and was unable to fight. Michael Bisping’s net worth is $9 million as of 2022.

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Michael Bisping Highlights

Michael Bisping’s career highlights include the following:

  • Bisping is a former middleweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  • He became the first British fighter to compete in a UFC main event at UFC 78, earning him the 2008 International Fighter.


Michael Bisping has participated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight and light heavyweight divisions.

He was the previous Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion winner of The Ultimate Fighter 3’s Light Heavyweight Tournament. Michael Bisping’s net worth is estimated to be at $9 million as of 2022.


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