On November 16th, one of the UFC’s most decorated fighters, reigning welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre takes on the explosive, heavy handed Johny Hendricks. Las Vegas, Nevada will play host to UFC 167 and the UFC’s 20th anniversary, with one of the most exciting fight cards to date.
Johny Hendricks holds a professional MMA record of 15-1, with eight knockouts and one submission. He holds notable victories over Mike Pierce, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit. His highlight reel consists of immaculate wrestling, with the ability to close the distance and use the explosiveness held in his left hand.
Georges St-Pierre has tied the record for most UFC wins on 18 and currently holds eight title defenses. GSP is also the first and only winner of UFC champion vs UFC champion when he successfully beat BJ Penn at UFC 94. His highlight reel, very different to Hendricks consists of an extremely high level of athleticism, with huge takedowns and exceptional cardio.
GSP holds an eleven fight win streak, however hasn’t managed to stop any of his last 6 opponents within time. Whereas, Hendricks has KO’d three out of his last six opponents. GSP states that he is not afraid of the power that Hendricks holds, and Hendricks has quoted that GSP has never fought someone as explosive and powerful as himself.
Will GSP gain the most UFC wins, or will Hendricks’ left hand have something to say. All win unfold November 16th, Las Vegas at UFC 167.
The American Gangster Chael Sonnen takes on Suga Rashad Evans in the co-main event. Sonnen comes into this light heavyweight bout with a huge submission victory over Shogun Rua whilst Evans snapped a two fight losing streak and won a narrow split decision over Dan Henderson. Suga is currently ranked fourth in the light heavyweight division and would love another shot at Jon Jones, whilst Sonnen is ranked sixth, but also has no problem competing at middleweight.
Both men work with each other outside of the octagon and have illustrated respect for one another, however once that octagon door gets bolted down, business comes first.
Will Rashads’ speed and quick head movement be the key to his victory or will the American Gangsters cardio and relentless fight style be enough to get the W.
Dan’s Main Card Prediction:
Johny Hendricks defeats Georges St-Pierre
Chael Sonnen defeats Rashad Evans
Rory Macdonald defeats Robbie Lawler
Josh Koscheck defeats Tyron Woodley
Tim Elliot defeats Ali Bagautinov
Blog by Dan Dudley @DDudley16