UFC 79: George St. Pierre Saves Christmas

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UFC 79: George St. Pierre Saves Christmas
http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2007-04/28955152.gifThanksgiving Day is generally a happy occasion in the United States.

Not so for UFC President Dana White.

White received word last Thursday that Welterweight champion Matt Serra had injured his back in a training session and would not compete in the main event against Matt Hughes at UFC 79 Nemesis in Las Vegas.

Thank goodness George St. Pierre was there to save the day.

The former Welterweight champion and top contender after Hughes stepped up to the plate in salvaging the Christmas-time main event. GSP will fight Hughes for the interim Welterweight title, with the winner defending the championship when Serra is finally healthy.

St. Pierre is the last man to defeat Hughes, and is a perfect fill-in for the fight. He earned his current ranking by dispatching Josh Koscheck, and certainly deserves a shot at the tile.

Hughes, meanwhile, still gets his championship bout—and a chance to avenge the loss to St. Pierre.

As it stands, the main events are set: Hughes vs. St. Pierre, and Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell—a fight I've been waiting for for quite some time.

Being Canadian, I'm just glad a Canadian helped save Christmas.

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