Breaking Down UFC 167
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The Ultimate Fighting Championship turns 20 this Saturday, November 16, at Las Vegas' MGM Garden Arena. And to celebrate two decades since their inaugural event, the UFC has put together a stacked fight card, headlined by a welterweight world title clash between current champion Georges St. Pierre, and number-one challenger Johny Hendricks.
Unbeaten since 2007, and the winner of his last 11 matches, St. Pierre, a native of Quebec, Canada, is the UFC's longest current champion, dominating the 170-pound weight division with his blend of Kyokushin Karate, Jiu Jitsu, boxing, and wrestling. But standing in his way is native-Oklahoman Hendricks, a four-time NCAA All-American wrestler, with legitimate knockout power.
St. Pierre, who is fighting in Las Vegas for the first time since 2009 and making his first professional appearance on American soil since 2010, has become a master of out-pointing his opponents, winning his last six contests via unanimous decision by landing takedowns and emp
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