Georges St-Pierre to Face Michael Bisping
Georges St-Pierre, one of UFC’s most decorated fighters will return to the octagon for a middleweight championship fight against Michael Bisping. UFC president Dana White announced the 185-pound matchup on SportsCenter on Wednesday.
The bout will take place at a date to be determined.
St-Pierre (25-2) was the longest-reigning welterweight champion in UFC history, defending the title nine consecutive times between 2008 and 2013. He vacated the title in late 2013 after he wanted to take a break from MMA, but the 2016 rumors are true and the former Canadian champ is back.
Bisping (30-7) has publicly said he wants to fight St-Pierre since late last year. He even verbally agreed to fight St-Pierre at UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, but St-Pierre was unable to come to a financial deal with the UFC to make the fight happen.