The UFC hosted their second ever fight card in Madison Square Garden, New York on Saturday evening and just like the first, it featured no shortage of drama and iconic moments.
The main event featured UFC middleweight champion Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping defending his title against the former UFC welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre in what was first fight in nearly four years. St-Pierre retired back in December 2013 after saying that he needed time away from the pressures of being a champion. Last night, it was straight back business and with Bisping taking every opportunity possible to remind St-Pierre that he held many advantages heading into the Octagon, the pressure was on St-Pierre to perform and that he did.
GSP landed a vicious left hand that dropped Bisping to the floor and Georges followed up with about 9 unanswered elbows to the head forcing Bisping to turn over and ultimately offer his neck. It was only a matter of seconds before The Count was ‘counting sheep’. GSP returns and is now the NEW UFC Middleweight Champion of the World!
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