UFC 94 Forecast: Penn Vs. St. Pierre

Gary WhittakerCorrespondent IJanuary 30, 2009

By: Jordan Small - MMA HANGOVER

 94 This Saturday night, two fighters will attempt to make Mixed Martial Arts history when one of the biggest fights ever will take place between current UFC lightweight champion, B.J. Penn, who will be moving up a weight class to challenge, Georges "Rush" St-Pierre, for his UFC welterweight title.

Penn and Georges have been featured on the UFC's new three part series UFC Primetime which has followed them through their daily lives and training leading up to the mega fight. This bout will be a rematch from their first meeting at UFC 58 back in 2006, where St-Pierre defeated Penn in three rounds by split decision.

B.J. Penn has been tearing through the lightweight division since dropping down from 170, finishing all three of his opponents and claiming the lightweight title for himself.

Penn has had an itch that needed to be scratched and a win over St-Pierre would fix his itch and them some. B.J. has claimed he has better striking, and ground abilities than St-Pierre and Penn may be right about the better ground game but to say he is the better striker out of the two is ludicrous to say the least.

Penn won't want to stand with Georges for long if Penn wants to test the French Canadian's stand up.

GSP will also be coming into this fight on a hot streak, winning his last four bouts with no end to Georges' dominance in sight at 170, except a Hawaiian named Penn. Both St-Pierre and Penn know what is at stake in this fight, not only UFC welterweight championship gold but most likely the number one ranked P4P fighter in the world placing to the winner.

Georges will most likely be pushing the pace in this fight like he did against Matt Serra and Jon Fitch and effectively wore them down during the course of their fights. It will be interesting to see if Penn can keep up with St-Pierre.

MMA HANGOVER's prediction for the champion vs. champion main event: B.J. Penn should of stayed at lightweight. St-Pierre by third round TKO.