UFC 167 takes place November 16, 2013 from Las Vegas, NV. The main event is a welterweight championship fight between current champion and MMA legend, Georges St. Pierre, and the number one welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks.
UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs Hendricks
George St. Pierre is one of the best pound-for-pound MMA fighters in the world. He has held the UFC welterweight championship belt since 2007. St. Pierre has taken on and beaten some of the best welterweight fighters in the world, including Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, Nick Diaz, Jake Shields, Carlos Condit, Jon Fitch, Thiago Alves, Dan Hardy, Josh Koscheck, Matt Serra, and Sean Sherk. His last fight was at UFC 158 where he won a unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz. Will St. Pierre’s dominance continue or will Hendricks finally be the one to end GSP’s reign?
UFC 167: GSP Pre-Fight Interview
Johny Hendricks is being considered by many to be the greatest threat to GSP’s throne. Entering the UFC in 2009, Hendricks has a near spotless fight record, with only one loss to Rick Story by unanimous decision in 2010. Since that one loss, Hendricks has been nothing but spectacular, defeating all 6 of his last opponents.
He has outstanding wrestling skills, but has shown supreme knockout power by stopping Jon Fitch, Martin Kampmann, TJ Waldburger, Charlie Brenneman, and Amir Sadollah in the first or second round. Are Hendricks wrestling skills enough to deal with GSP’s power takedowns, and will Hendricks be able to use his stand up to land a shot that could take out GSP? We will have those answers at UFC 167.
UFC 167: Johny Hendricks Pre-Fight Interview
UFC 167 has an extremely stacked card, featuring some of the most exciting fighters in the UFC. The co-main event is a light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans. In the welterweight division, rising star Rory Macdonald takes on hard hitting Robbie Lawler. Also in the welterweight division, Josh Koscheck returns to face Tyron Woodley. In the flyweight division Tim Elliot takes on Ali Bagautinov.
UFC 167 on PPV: Extended Preview