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UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, BREAKDOWN!

UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Trailer by MikeFightPromo (via Mike Fight Promo)

ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEE!!!

IN THE RED CORNER!!!! DEFENDING UFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION!!

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Georges "Rush" St-Pierre

Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Reach: 76 in (193 cm)
Fighting out of: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Team: Jackson's MMA, Tristar Gym
Rank(s): 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin kaikan, 1st-degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Gracie Barra Montreal,Black belt in Gaidojutsu, Black belt in Shidokan

Mixed martial arts record
Total: 26
Wins : 24
By knockout: 8
By submission: 5
By decision: 11
Losses: 2
By knockout: 1
By submission: 1

IN THE BLUE CORNER!!!!!!!!!! THE CHALLENGER!!!!!!!!!!

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Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks

Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Reach: 69.0 in (175 cm)
Fighting out of: Dallas, Texas
Team: Team Takedown
Rank(s): NCAA Division I Wrestling

Mixed martial arts record
Total: 16
Wins: 15
By knockout: 8
By submission: 1
By decision: 6
Losses: 1
By decision: 1
Draws: 0

Keys to victory - GSP: In my opinion, GSP needs to avoid Johny's lefthand (duh?) while being aware of Johny's willingness to take him down, GSP also needs to use range via his kicks and diverse striking arsenal and his patented jab. Circle away from Johny and use strikes to open up for offensive grappling opportunities, but don't engage if Johny's back is to the cage he's bigger and stronger and could turn GSP over in the blink of an eye.

Keys to victory - Hendricks: In my opinion, Hendricks needs to either land a flush opening shot, not necessarily to finish GSP right away but to keep GSP on his toes if it doesn't KO him. Hendricks should utilize his high level wrestling and take the fight to GSP early and control the pace (easier said than done honestly). He needs to check all leg kicks from GSP, to not only slow GSP down but to prevent the champ from taking away from Hendricks's own power and shot (takedown shot not a punch shot lol).

All and all good fight, hope to see Hendricks get the W. Enjoy it guys!




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