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UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges "Rush" St. Pierre
Fueled by weeks of trash talk by top welterweight contender Josh Koscheck on The Ultimate Fighter, the current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will be tremendously motivated when he defends his title on December 11 in front of his hometown crowd in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter by Sherdog.com, GSP has dominated the welterweight division for almost five years. With career victories over Sean Sherk, BJ Penn, Matt Hughes, Thiago Alves and most recently, Dan Hardy, "Rush" is the complete package with an unrivaled fight game.
With a 15-4 MMA record, Koscheck has spawned from a wrestling first ultimate fighter to a well rounded mixed martial artist. "Kos" has defeated opponents at their own strengths including out boxing stand up sensation Paul "Semtex" Daley.
Since his arrival in the UFC, Koscheck has improved in all aspects of his fight game.
Unfortunately for the No. 1 contender, he will fall prey to GSP's aggressive stand up striking as Georges unloads a variety of punches and kicks from all different angles and planes. Additionally, like with previous wrestling opponents, St. Pierre will take Koscheck to the mat and wear him down with intense pressure while delivering vicious elbows.
When the blood is clotted and the sweat is wiped, Josh Koscheck's smack talk will only add fuel to Georges St. Pierre's fire and "Rush" will once again successfully defend his welterweight title.
My pick: Georges St. Pierre