The UFC will be returning to Madison Square Garden on November 4th and the promotion is once again planning to bring a huge event to the Big Apple, as is evident in the first announced title fight.
After UFC 214 Dana White announced the Ship that that had sailed away had came back. According to the UFC president, Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s performance was so lackluster, that he has lost the chance to face Georges “Rush” St. Pierre. The former Welterweight champion is now once against booked to battle Michael “the Count” Bisping for the UFC Middleweight title. St. Pierre is a 2x UFC Welterweight champion and is widely considered the greatest Welterweight in MMA history. The staple of the Tri Star gym in Montreal Canada, is on a 12 fight win streak but hasn’t fought since a November 2013, split decision win over Johnny Hendricks. Bisping who is on a 5 fight win streak, won the UFC Middleweight title back in January of 2016 and has since defended it once against then number 14 ranked contender Dan Henderson in October of 2016. Dealing with injuries this year Bisping has kept himself busy on the set of UFC tonight. Bisping has been expected by many to next be defending his title against recently crowned interim Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, but the Australian is currently sidelined with his own knee injury.
185 Title: (c) Michael Bisping (30-7) vs. George St. Pierre (25-2)