Georges St. Pierre is back! Yay! It has been a year and a half since we last saw GSP in the cage. Back then he was grinding out his 4th straight decision victory in about his 6th consecutive welterweight title defense. Overall, the man has won or defended 10 titles, won 9 consecutive fights and 22 of the 24 bouts in his career. Sure he hasn’t finished a fight since January 2009, but whatever. Admit it – you kind of missed him.
GSP will take on Carlos Condit who won three of his last four fights by KO or TKO. You’ve probably heard this before, but… CARLOS CONDIT IS A DANGEROUS FIGHT FOR GSP. Seriously though, Condit is a dangerous guy who could mess up everything by continuing to be awesome tonight.
Take a look at the next to last fight of the evening. Johny Hendricks will forever be the man who knocked out Jon Fitch. For that, we are all grateful. Martin Kampmann has won three straight. Man, whoever wins this fight could be in line for a title shot, you know? At least they would be if Anderson Silva wasn’t going to be sitting cageside tonight waiting for GSP to win so the UFC can announce a superfight. I would say that a Carlos Condit win would earn one of these guys a title shot, but that’s not right either. After so long at the top of the division, we would be looking at an immediate rematch. GSP could become the next Frankie Edgar! Um… WAR GSP!
This is Tom Lawlor paying tribute to The Shockmaster at last night’s weigh-ins. I had no idea what this is, but dammit if that isn’t a solid, obscure reference. Tom Lawlor always keeps it interesting. Also of note: Nick Ring was pulled from his fight today because of some super virus. Good thing there are so many damn fights scheduled for one card.
Main Card – PPV – 10pm
Georges St-Pierre (22-4, 17-2 UFC) vs.Carlos Condit (28-5, 5-1 UFC)
Johny Hendricks (13-1, 8-1 UFC) vs. Martin Kampmann (20-5, 11-4 UFC)
Tom Lawlor (8-4, 1nc, 4-3 UFC) vs. Francis Carmont (19-7, 3-0 UFC)
Constantinos Philippou (11-2, 1nc, 4-1 UFC) vs. Nick Ring (13-1, 3-1 UFC)
Mark Hominick (20-11, 1-3 UFC) vs. Pablo Garza (11-3, 2-2 UFC)
Prelims – FX – 8pm
Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara
Cyrille Diabate vs. Chad Griggs
John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout
Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Prelims – Facebook – 6pm
Antonio Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damm
Azamat Gashimov vs. Ivan Menjivar
Darren Elkins vs. Steven Siler
John Maguire vs. Matt Riddle