Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping
After almost four years of resting and not fighting inside the octagon, 36-year-old Canadian Georges St-Pierre still proved his worth on Saturday against his rival Michael Bisping.
St-Pierre defeated his opponent and won the Middleweight title at the UFC 217 at the crowded Madison Square Garden. The Canadian MMA at UFC fighter displayed his classic performance by choking Bisping and conquered the championship after a long break since 2013.
“I took this fight to challenge myself and I am honored to be champion once again,” the new middleweight champion said as quoted by the Associated Press.
The recent UFC 217 truly focused on the come backing MMA legend like Canadian Georges St-Pierre and he certainly proved his classic skills after defeating his American opponent on Saturday evening at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
St-Pierre managed to submit Bisping on the canvass and successfully choked him in the 4th minute and 23 seconds of the round. He was able to position his left hook and locked down his opponent with a rear-naked choke. The American fight however did not tap out and became unconscious when the referee stopped the fight.
With this victory, Georges St-Pierre improved his professional record to 26-2, while the 38-year-old Michael Bisping is now 30-8.
“I don’t have words in my mouth right now,” said St-Pierre as quoted by the reported news. “It’s a dream come true. He hurt me very hard. I got stunned and tried to hide it. I wouldn’t like to do that fight again,” he added.
As for Bisping, he accepted his defeat like a real champion and gave credit to his opponent who fought better to win the title.
St-Pierre fought for this 20th professional career victory and now became the 4th MMA fighter to conquer the multi-divisional title in the history of UFC. Before Saturday’s victory, the Canadian fighter became a welterweight champion for almost five years (2008-2013).
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