The UFC rolled out a big show to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
After a week-long circus that featured former legends and current superstars of the sport, everything finally culminated on Saturday night with UFC 167 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Headlining a stacked card was the highly anticipated welterweight title tilt between long-reigning 170-pound king Georges St-Pierre, who sought to derail the surge of brick-handed contender Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks. Many media members and fighters alike believed Bigg Rigg had the perfect set of weapons to finally dethrone St-Pierre.
For the most part, that assessment proved to be true as Hendricks' power and wrestling in the early goings threw St-Pierre off of his game plan. The Oklahoma native landed a big shot in the second round that wobbled the champion and forced him to do the one thing we hardly ever see the French-Canadian do: fight on instinct.