UFC 120

UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 16, 2010 at the O2 Arena in London, England. The first ever UK UFC Fan Expo coincided with this event. This event aired on the same day, via tape delay, on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada. The event was the fourth the UFC has hosted at the O2 Arena in London, England and the first since UFC 95. It is also the ninth event held in England and the first since UFC 105.


Dan Hardy was originally scheduled to fight Dustin Hazelett at this event before Hazelett pulled out because of his wedding in September. Hazelett instead faced Rick Story at UFC 117. Carlos Condit replaced Hazelett as Dan Hardy's opponent.

John Hathaway was also expected to fight Dong Hyun Kim. However, Kim was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by Mike Pyle.

Tom Blackledge was originally set to fight James Te-Huna. However, Te-Huna withdrew after an injury in training. Blackledge, an assistant coach for Team Rampage on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, was then scheduled to fight TUF 10 semi-finalist, James McSweeney.

However, on September 28, 2010, Tom Blackledge withdrew from the matchup with James McSweeney for unknown reasons and was replaced by Fabio Maldonado.

Steve Cantwell was scheduled to fight Stanislav Nedkov, however the fight was canceled 48 hours prior to the event, after Cantwell suffered a knee injury.

According to the UK president of the UFC, Marshall Zelaznik, UFC 120 was expected to break the European attendance and gate receipts records, having sold out the original seating plan. The gate record prior was 16,693, set by UFC 105, with the record gate receipts coming in at $2.7m at UFC 75.

This event set a new European attendance record of 17,133.

Name: Michael Bisping
Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight: 185 (84 kg)
Record: 20-3-0
Michael Bisping
"The Count"

Name: Yoshihiro Akiyama
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 185 (84 kg)
Record: 13-2-0, 2 NC
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Middleweight: Michael Bisping defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Name: Dan Hardy
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 23-7-0, 1 NC
Dan Hardy
"The Outlaw"

Name: Carlos Condit
Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 25-5-0
Carlos Condit
"Natural Born Killer"
Welterweight: Carlos Condit defeats Dan Hardy via Knockout in Round One

Name: John Hathaway
Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 14-0-0
John Hathaway
"The Hitman"

Name: Mike Pyle
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 19-7-1
Mike Pyle
Welterweight: Mike Pyle defeats John Hathaway via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Name: Travis Browne
Height: 6' 7" (200 cm)
Weight: 255 lbs (115 kg)
Record: 10-0-1
Travis Browne

Name: Cheick Kongo
Height: 6' 4" (194cm)
Weight: 240 (109kg)
Record: 14-7-2
Cheick Kongo
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Cheick Kongo ruled a Draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Name: James Wilks
Height: 6' 1" (185cm)
Weight: 170 (77kg)
Record: 17-4-0
James Wilks

Name: Claude Patrick
Height: 5' 11" (180cm)
Weight: 170 (77kg)
Record: 13-1-0
Claude Patrick
Welterweight: Claude Patrick defeats James Wilks via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Name: Cyrille Diabate
Height: 6' 6" (198 cm)
Weight: 205 (93kg)
Record: 16-7-1
Cyrille Diabate

Name: Alexander Gustafsson
Height: 6' 5" (195cm)
Weight: 205 (93kg)
Record: 10-1-0
Alexander Gustafsson
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson defeats Cyrille Diabate via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round Two

Name: Rob Broughton
Record: 15-5-1
Rob Broughton

Name: Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz
Record: 5-2-0
Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz
Heavyweight:Rob Broughton defeats Vinicius Quieroz via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round Three

Name: Spencer Fisher
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Weight: 155 (70kg)
Record: 24-6-0
Spencer Fisher

Name: Kurt Warburton
Record: 6-2-0
Kurt Warburton
Lightweight: Spencer Fisher defeats Kurt Warburton via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Name: James McSweeney
Height: 6' 4" (193 cm)
Weight: 250 (113 kg)
Record: 4-6-0
James McSweeney

Name: Fabio Maldonado
Record: 18-3-0
Fabio Maldonado
Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado defeats James McSweeney via TKO (Strikes) in Round Three

Name: Paul Sass
Record: 11-0-0
Paul Sass

Name: Mark Holst
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 155
Record: 8-3-0
Mark Holst
Lightweight: Paul Sass defeats Mark Holst via Submission (Triangle Choke) in Round One

Name: Steve Cantwell
Height: 6' 2" (187 cm)
Weight: 205 (93kg)
Record: 7-3-0
Steve Cantwell

Name: Stanislav Nedkov
Record: 11-0-0
Stanislav Nedkov
Light Heavyweight: Cantwell injured, Canceled

Submission of the Night: Paul Sass
Knockout of the Night: Carlos Condit
Fight of the Night: Michael Bisping vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama