Manchester crowd and atmosphere not affected by Michael Bisping’s 5am fight time at UFC 204
A lot was made of the fact that Michael Bisping would not take to octagon before 5am on Sunday morning at UFC 204.
The UFC were unwilling to part ways with a chunk of their American pay-per-view audience and scheduled the fight to line up with what the State side viewership would want.
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It meant that Bisping, the first ever UK UFC champion, would conduct his inaugural defence in front of a Manchester crowd that had been in the Arena since 10pm or so.
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