UFC 167: What you Need to Know
Posted 11/15/2013 10:15:00 AM

The UFC is celebrating 20 years and I am celebrating getting to see another amazing fight. Here is what you need to know about the main event:

  • Limited tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.
  • The main card will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
  • Prelims will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
  • MAIN EVENT:  The longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king GEORGES ST.-PIERRE, returns to the Octagon® to face No.1 contender JOHNY HENDRICKS.
    • “GSP” will be fighting in the United States for the first time in three-and-a-half years, taking on his most dangerous challenger to date.  His 24-2 record includes a current winning streak of 11 consecutive victories and 10 straight title defenses. Recognized as one of the most popular athletes in Canadian history, St-Pierre’s ground and pound and submission expertise will be put to the test against the outstanding wrestler Hendricks.
    • HENDRICKS packs a powerful punch perhaps never seen before in the UFC welterweight ranks. The hard-hitting Hendricks will enter the Octagon® with a 15-1 career record, including eight knockouts. More than just a striker, Hendricks is a former two-time Division I NCAA wrestling champion and four-time All-American. Hendricks' grappling skills will be put to the supreme test against GSP’s precision and athleticism.  Does he have the power to shock the world?  We’ll find out on Nov. 16.
  • CO-MAIN EVENTRASHAD EVANS vs. CHAEL SONNENin a clash of UFC light heavyweight legends and fan favorites as both aim to earn their second consecutive victory in hopes of positioning themselves for another title shot.
    • EVANS (23-3-1) most recently won a split decision over veteran Dan Henderson, and hopes to earn his sixth win in his last eight bouts.
    • SONNEN (29-13-1) is riding the momentum of an outstanding first-round submission of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua this past August at the inaugural FOX Sports 1 event in Boston.
  • Also on the main card:
    • Welterweights RORY MACDONALD vs. ROBBIE LAWLER
    • Welterweights TYRON WOODLEY vs. JOSH KOSCHECK
    • Flyweights TIM ELLIOT vs. ALI BAGAUTINOV

   

Posted By: CJ  
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