If there was every a great story headed into a fight it would have been last night. Georges St-Pierre fought in his hometown of Montrael in Canada. His opponent was Josh Koscheck. Well Koscheck couldn’t back up all the talk that he had before the fight. GSP dominated him and embarrassed him in my opinion. St-Pierre defeated Koscheck by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain the UFC Welterweight Championship. The fight also won Fight of the Night honors. Other fights on the card included:
-Welterweight bout: Thiago Alves vs. John Howard
Alves defeated Howard by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
-Lightweight bout: Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig
Danzig defeated Stevenson by KO (punch) at 1:54 of round 1.
-Lightweight bout: Jim Miller vs. Charles Oliveira
Miller defeated Oliveira by submission (kneebar) at 1:59 of round 1.
-Heavyweight bout: Stefan Struve vs. Sean McCorkle
Struve defeated McCorkle via TKO (punches) at 3:55 of round 1.
This was the last UFC event of the year. Next year has the promise of some great fights and it all starts on New Years Night. Here are just some of the fights that are coming next year.
-Lightweight Championship bout:Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Gray Maynard
-Light Heavyweight bout: Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva
-Lightweight bout: Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi
-Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
-Light Heavyweight bout: Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
-Light Heavyweight bout: United States Jon Jones vs. United States Ryan Bader
-Bantamweight bout: Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos
-Welterweight bout: B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch
-Lightweight bout: George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver
There are some other bouts that are currently in the works that include:
-Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Mauricio Rua (c) vs. Rashad Evans
-Light Heavyweight bout: Tito Ortiz vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira
-Welterweight bout: Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
It’s going to be a great 2011 for the UFC. The one person I am looking forward to seeing in the UFC is Urijah Faber. He’s now going to get the exposure he deserves. With the additions of the Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions the UFC is going to be unstoppable and the best form of fighting around. Stay tuned for more big matches as they are announced.