Georges St-Pierre returns to his hometown of Montreal to kick off the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s UFC 154 this Saturday, Nov. 17, live on Pay-Per-View.
St-Pierre has not been inside the Octagon in over 18 months. However, if he beats interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, this fight could pave the way for the much-anticipated superfight with Anderson Silva.
All bouts will be shown live via Pay-Per-View, FX channel and facebook.com/ufc
Georges “Rush” St-Pierre vs. Carlos “Natural Born Killer” Condit
Georges St-Pierre – Quebec, 5-11, 170 pounds, 22-2-0 (Welterweight Champion)
Carlos Condit – Albuquerque, N.M., 6-2, 170 pounds, 28-5-0 (Interim Welterweight Champion)
Georges St-Pierre will face his toughest opponent to date, and it won’t be his opponent, Carlos Condit, who no doubt will be staring death into his eyes from across the Octagon. It will be the dreaded “ring rust,” as 566 days will have passed since the last time St-Pierre stepped foot into the UFC Octagon.
That is enough to affect the best of fighters. With that said, St-Pierre is the elite of the elite, so it may not be a problem.
Carlos Condit is amazingly well-rounded and is no doubt at the height of his career. To win this fight, however, he will have to capitalize on his momentum and St-Pierre’s long layoff.
St-Pierre by Unanimous Decision
Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann vs. Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks
Martin Kampmann – Aarhus, Denmark, 6-0, 170, 20-5-0
Johny Hendricks – Ada, Okla., 5-9, 170 pounds, 13-1-0
A No. 1 contender bout is on the line, and it could not be more deservingly so for these two bruisers. Kampmann has been around for a while, and this will be his second chance at a No. 1 contender spot. Even though this will be Hendricks’ first time, Kampmann will clearly be the underdog in this bout.
Both men have excellent stand-up, but Hendricks will have the clear advantage on the ground. He has only lost once by decision and is the second person to ever knockout Jon Fitch. Hendricks did this in 12 seconds, while no other fighter in the UFC has ever been able to stop Fitch prior to a decision.
Hendricks by TKO (Strikes)
Francis Carmont vs. Tom Lawlor
Francis “Limitless” Carmont – Paris, 6-3, 185 pounds, 19-7-0
Tom “Filthy” Lawlor – Fall River, Mass., 6-0, 185 pounds, 8-4-0
Lawlor by Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Nick “The Promise” Ring vs. Constantinos “Costa” Philippou
Nick Ring – Cedar Falls, Iowa, 6-1, 185 pounds, 13-1-0
Constantinos Philippou – Limassol, Cyprus, 5-11, 185 pounds, 11-2-0
Philippou by Split Decision
Mark “The Machine” Hominick vs. Pablo “The Scarecrow” Garza
Mark Hominick – Ontario, Canada, 5-8, 145 pounds, 20-11-0
Pablo Garza – Wasco, Calif., 6-1, 145 pounds, 12-3-0
Hominick by Unanimous Decision
Undercard: Free on FX Channel
Patrick “The Predator” Cote vs. Alessio “Legionarius” Sakara
Cote by Split Decision
Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate vs. Chad “The Grave Digger” Griggs
Diabate by Unanimous Decision
Mark Bocek vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
Dos Anjos by Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout vs. John Makdessi
Stout by Unanimous Decision
Live on facebook.com/ufc
Antonio “Pato” Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damm
Damm by Submission (Triangle Choke)
Matthew Riddle vs. John Maguire
Riddle by Unanimous Decision
Ivan Menjivar vs. Azamat Gashimov
Menjivar by Unanimous Decision
Steven “Super” Siler vs. Darren “The Damage” Elkins
Elkins by Unanimous Decision