Odds are that you have a calendar on a wall in your house or office. Maybe your calendar is kept on your computer. At the very least, you have a calendar app on your phone.
Take a look at that calendar. Does November 16, 2013 have a reminder of any sort?
If not, please circle, highlight or set an alarm for that date.
That’s the day UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title against Johny Hendricks.
Hendricks (15-1), the top-ranked challenger in the 170-pound division, earned his shot at St-Pierre by putting together a six-fight unbeaten streak in the UFC. During that run, Hendricks has picked up some significant extra coin, earning three Knockout of the Night bonuses and one Fight of the Night award.
St-Pierre (24-2), the UFC welterweight champion since April 2008, is in the midst of an 11-fight winning streak. The last eight of those wins being in defense of his UFC crown.
The oddsmakers are giving Hendricks the best chance of dethroning St-Pierre since B.J. Penn was favored over the champion going into their 2009 meeting at UFC 94. That fight ended with Penn quitting on his stool between Round 4 and Round 5, making it the last stoppage victory on St-Pierre’s resume.
Recently, Rick J Lee caught up with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and asked him what he thought about the upcoming fight. While the 205-pound kingpin was unwilling to make a pick in the fight, he did talk about why this bout is going to be a “phenomenal” fight.
St-Pierre and Hendricks will meet in the main event of UFC 167. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.