Georges St-Pierre

This coming weekend brings another of the year’s biggest events, UFC 167 which also serves as the UFC’s 20th anniversary show.

Such an auspicious occasion requires a major fight to perform headline duties and that honor is handed to the welterweight title fight featuring long-reigning champion Georges St.Pierre and the heavy-hitting Johny Hendricks.

There’s also a strong co-main event on tap as Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen do battle at light-heavyweight. Win or lose, Sonnen will still go on to coach the next season of TUF: Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva after this fight, while Evans still has aspirations to fight for the 205lb title again.

Knockout specialist Robbie Lawler will look to continue his fairytale return to the UFC with a third win in a row at UFC 167, but he’ll have his work cut out for him as standing across from him will be Rory MacDonald who many people have tipped as a future champion at 170lbs.

There’s more welterweight action on the main card as Josh Koscheck looks to rebound from back-to-back losses against former Strikeforce star Tyron Woodley who’s coming off a loss to Jake Shields.

Opening up the main card on PPV is a flyweight encounter between Tim Elliott who’s unbeaten in his last two Octagon outings and the latest in a series of high-flying Russian’s at this moment in time in the UFC, Ali Bagautinov.

The preliminary card is also littered with quality fights, including the top bout on that portion of the card which sees Donald Cerrone wage war with Evan Dunham.

Check out the full fight card below.

Main Card:

Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks
Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen
Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley
Tim Elliott vs. Ali Bagautinov

Prelims:

Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham
Ed Herman vs. Thales Leites
Rick Story vs. Brian Ebersole
Erik Perez vs. Edwin Figueroa
Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley
Sergio Pettis vs. Will Campuzano
Cody Donovan vs. Gian Villante

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