McCarthy wings wild punches from the outside while Bisping throws straight punches down the pipe and explodes with knees to the body from the Thai plum. Early on, McCarthy is covering with both hands when Bisping strikes instead of looking to counter punch. Bisping got too comfortable with his striking and is slammed to the floor by a McCarthy double-leg. McCarthy quickly slaps on an armbar that is deep. He goes to his back to finish but Bisping stays patient and clears his arm. Now back on their feet, Bisping pushes McCarthy to the cage and unloads with a torrent of knees and punches to the body. McCarthy crashes to the canvas just before the horn sounds to close the round. McCarthy does not get to his feet and the bout is called. McCarthy is complaining of a forearm injury, apparently from a knee strike.