Las Vegas – One of the top stars in mixed martial arts history is back after a three-plus year layoff and he’s picking up right where he left off. Former UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will make his return to the Octagon in the second half of 2017 and will meet middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the 185-pound crown in what is sure to be one of the most anticipated matchups of the year. Bisping captured the title from Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 and has since defended the title against Dan Henderson. St-Pierre last fought at UFC 167 in November 2013 when he successfully defended his 170-pound world title against Johny Hendricks.
St-Pierre has not lost a fight in MMA competition since his 2007 first round TKO loss to Matt Serra at UFC 69. The Canadian is currently on a 12-fight win streak and his last fight saw him take home a controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks in 2013 to defend his then-welterweight title for the ninth consecutive time.
‘GSP’ vacated the 170-pound throne and announced his retirement soon after, but Fast-forward nearly four years later and ‘Rush’ is ready to make his return.
He’ll be challenging UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping for the 185-pound title and the Brit is currently on a five-fight win streak. Bisping’s last Octagon appearance saw him successfully defend his title for the first time with a unanimous decision victory over Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 204 back in October.
We’ll keep you updated as soon as a date for Bisping and St-Pierre’s fight has been announced……