CONTACTABOUTFACEBOOKTWITTERPODCAST IPHONE APPANDROID APPAMAZON APPWINDOWS APPRSS
NEW FORUM

GOT THE MMATORCH APP YET?
iPhone & iPad
Android
Kindle Fire
Windows Phone
MMATORCH IPHONE APP

MMATORCH

All the MMA News • Plus Intelligent, Brilliant, Addictive Points of View!
Independently Covering MMA Since 1993 • No Big Corporate Bosses

UFC
Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks headlining UFC's 20th anniversary event on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:45:28 AM
DISCUSS ALL THIS IN OUR NEW MMATORCH FORUM
...OH, ONE MORE THING - PLEASE BOOKMARK US & VISIT DAILY!



GSP_TB_art_wide_banner_67.jpg


By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC turns 20 years old this November, and they'll be celebrating that milestone with an event in Las Vegas on November 16 on pay-per-view. According to a report from UFC Tonight on Fuel TV, confirming a previous report on the matter, that card will be headlined by a Welterweight Championship bout between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks.

The sport is a different animal in 2013 than what began as the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993, with St-Pierre representing the embodiment of the "mixed" in what became mixed martial arts. He's also the UFC's current top draw on pay-per-view, and hopes to extend his five year, nine fight run as the UFC's reigning Welterweight Champion.

His current 11 fight winning streak dates back to the shocking upset loss he suffered in 2007 to Matt Serra, which he would avenge a year later to begin his current title run. The Champion is 24-2 overall in his MMA career, with a 16-1 run in the post-Ultimate Fighter era of the UFC.

That dominant run will be put to the test against Hendricks, the 15-1 challenger who enters this fight on a six fight winning streak. That has included three first round stoppages totaling two minutes and 33 seconds of in cage time between them.

Penick's Analysis: A GSP fight headlining the UFC's 20th anniversary is a fitting and deserved spot. While a superfight could have been huge to put together for that occasion, the timing once again just didn't work out the way the UFC probably hoped, and GSP-Hendricks is a very good title fight for this card as it is. Given St-Pierre's continued status as the UFC's top pay-per-view draw as well, it's right to have him on top of a card like this, and it's going to be a special evener for the UFC come November.

[Georges St-Pierre art by Travis Beaven © MMATorch.com]

(Attention MMATorch app users: Make sure to upgrade to the latest edition of the MMATorch app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device!)

-Follow Us on Twitter: CLICK HERE
-Like Us on Facebook: CLICK HERE
-Listen to our Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE
-Subscribe to our Podcast in iTunes: CLICK HERE
-Get our Free iPhone App: CLICK HERE
-Get our Free Amazon Kindle App: CLICK HERE
-Get our Free Android App: CLICK HERE


DON'T GO YET... WE SUGGEST THESE MMATORCH ARTICLES, TOO!
Anderson Silva continuing to make progress from broken leg, posts video doing footwork drill
UFC Champ Jon Jones admittedly arrogant on fighting ability, motivated by negative fan backlash
Brad Tavares calls out Michael Bisping, Bisping wants to fight as soon as possible

comments powered by Disqus
HERE ARE EVEN MORE ARTICLES THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU

SELECT ARTICLES BY CATEGORY
SEARCH MMATORCH BY KEYWORD


MMATORCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF UPCOMING MMA EVENTS
CLICK TO SEE A UFC VIDEO BELOW

ARTICLES OF INTEREST ELSEWHERE
MMATORCH POLL - VOTE NOW!

Which UFC 172 undercard fight are you most anticipating this Saturday?
  
pollcode.com free polls 

Who would you like to see Miesha Tate against in her next bout?
  
pollcode.com free polls 

After UFC on Fox 11, what is your first impression of Fabricio Werdum's chances against Cain Velasquez?
  
pollcode.com free polls 

VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS

MMATORCH WEEKLY LIVECAST
Listen to the weekly MMATORCH LIVECAST on Blog Talk Radio


MMATORCH STAFF

EDITORS:

Wade Keller, supervising editor
(mmatorch@gmail.com)

Jamie Penick, editor-in-chief
(mmatorcheditor@gmail.com)

STAFF COLUMNISTS:

Shawn Ennis - Jason Amadi
Frank Hyden - Rich Hansen
Chris Park - Matt Pelkey


Interested in joining MMATorch's writing team? Send idea for a theme to your column (for Specialist section) or area of interest (i.e. TV Reporter) along with a sample of writing to mmatorch@gmail.com.

MORE MMA SITES
CONTACTABOUTFACEBOOKTWITTERPODCAST IPHONE APPANDROID APPAMAZON APPWINDOWS APPRSS
THE TORCH: #1 IN COMBAT ENTERTAINMENT COVERAGE | © 1999-2013 TDH Communications Inc. • All rights reserved -- PRIVACY POLICY