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Well, it’s finally here. Times 3.
It’s been four years considering that Georges St-Pierre, unbeaten in over a decade, last graced the desirable UFC Octagon. GSP’s last trip, which took place at UFC 167, led to a split-decision win over Johny Hendricks to safeguard his UFC welterweight title for the ninth time.
At UFC 217, on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City City, the previous champ will be back in action. His return is an immediate title shot in the middleweight department, where St-Pierre faces current champ Michael Bisping.
Bisping is coming off back-to-back wins. The Brit protected the strap with a first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold in June 2016. His encore was a choice win over Dan Henderson a couple of months later on. The champ has actually not fought in over a year. The UFC middleweight division is in a state of disarray, and with numerous contenders sitting idle and an interim champ in Robert Whittaker, the outcome of this fight will be extremely intriguing.
Speaking of fascinating, the UFC 217 co-headliner features an animosity match in between former teammates turned heated opponents. Former bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw takes on present champ Cody Garbrandt. Since leaving Team Alpha Male to train with Duane Ludwig in Colorado, Dillashaw has actually gotten the moniker “Snake” from his former colleagues. The hot-headed Garbrandt continually assaulted Dillashaw, both verbally and physically, as they functioned as opposing coaches on season 25 of The Ultimate Fighter previously in the year. The bitter rivalry finally comes to a head this weekend.
The 3rd title battle of the night features unbeaten and largely unmatched Polish ladies’s strawweight champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk. She attempts to defend her title for a 6th time in just 2 and a half years when she faces increasing star Rose Namajunas.
After finishing as a runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter 20, Namajunas has gone 4-1 in the Octagon. Her only loss can be found in a split choice versus Karolina Kowalkiewicz. In her last getaway, she submitted Michelle Waterson.
UFC 217 Full Fights Replay
The primary card likewise consists of the return of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, who handles Jorge Masvidal. Johny Hendricks is up against Brazilian Paulo Borrachinha, who sits unbeaten at 10-0.
The action starts with 3 preliminary-card bouts on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. From there, it’s off to Fox Sports 1 for the four remaining prelim affairs at 8 p.m. ET. Lastly, the action moves to pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET for the primary card. Fight Press authors Kyle Symes and Dan Kuhl sneak peek the event in this edition of Toe-to-Toe.
It’s been 4 years given that we’ve seen Georges St-Pierre in action, and now he’s back in a new division and instantly gets to defend the title. What should we expect from him? Can he unseat Michael Bisping and claim the middleweight throne?
UFC 217 Fight Card
Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre
Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas
Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal
Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Henrique Costa
James Vick vs. Joseph Duffy
Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Corey Anderson
Randy Brown vs Mickey Gall
Curtis Blaydes vs Alexey Oleinik
Ricardo Ramos vs Aiemann Zahabi