The pay-per-view king (according to Dana White) Georges St-Pierre is heading back to the UFC’s headquarters in Las Vegas, NV after three straight showings in his home country of Canada. As verified by UFC Tonight on Fuel, the champ is scheduled to take on long time contender Johny Hendricks. No event number or exact venue (MGM or Mandalay) has been given as of yet, but being five months out, the details are likely being worked out.
St-Pierre has since returned from his torn ACL and proved to still be atop the division, taking out contenders Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz with unanimous decisions. The long running champ has been undefeated in 11 straight victories, yet takes on much criticism as only 3 of the 11 have resulted in a finish.
His opponent Hendricks has done nothing short of impress in every outing. He currently rides a six fight win-streak in the UFC with three by way of knockout. Even in a recent decision victory over former WEC champ Carlos Condit in March, Hendricks had taken the fight of the night bonus for his performance. He adds that to his three time knockout of the night awards as well.
The sport may have evolved into a time when every top athlete contains knowledge of multiple martial arts, but it doesn’t mean we don’t have specialist. The match is ironically a wrestler with no background in wrestling (GSP) versus a southpaw knockout artist with a background in division I college wrestling. The assumption is that it will be a long night for Hendricks on his back, or St-Pierre may re-enact his defeat to Matt Serra back in 2007.