The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will visit the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, November 16th, for their UFC 167 event. The headline bout will see current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defend the title against a seemingly unstoppable Johny Hendricks. This is the opportunity that Hendricks has been waiting for and he has most definitely earned it, but does he have what it takes to stop GSP, many people think he does.
Lets take a look at three reasons why you need to watch Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks:
Hendricks has devastating knockout power
There are two things that instantly spring to mind when I think of Johny Hendricks; his devastating knockout power and his high-level wrestling pedigree. This guy is a former NCAA Division I champion, which is an amazing feather to have in your cap. However, with all that ability and wrestling skill Johny still loves to knock people out. He has a nasty overhand left that has put top fighters to sleep and this is definitely something that GSP will have to watch out for. With knockout wins over Martin Kampmann, Jon Fitch, TJ Waldburger, Charlie Brenneman and Amir Sadollah, Hendricks enters this fight with a scary weapon in his arsenal.
GSP wants to prove he is the best
I am sure that many people feel Georges St-Pierre is the best fighter on the planet, and to be honest you could put forward a good case to back up that point. He is undoubtedly one of the best all-round fighters in the UFC, and if I’m not mistaken he has the second most consecutive title defenses in the UFC history, which is an outstanding achievement. That said, no matter how many people you beat or how many times you defend the title there will always be someone who thinks they have the blueprint to beat you, and at this current time that man is Johny Hendricks. GSP wants to show the world that Johny Hendricks, like most of the others who came before him, is wrong.
It’s been a crazy year!
This will definitely go down as one of the most memorable years in UFC history and it’s still not over! We have seen the first ever women’s Mixed Martial Arts bout in the UFC history and the first ever women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Anderson Silva, who everyone thought was invincible, lost the UFC middleweight championship to Chris Weidman, and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones nearly suffered an upset in his most recent title defense against Alexander Gustafsson. We have really been shown that anything can happen, so we will have to wait and see if Johny Hendricks can add to the madness and take the UFC welterweight title from GSP. This is definitely a must watch fight that you will not want to miss. I can’t wait!
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