UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will be defending his belt this weekend against challenger Johny Hendricks. However, GSP has a lot more than just his title on the line this time around.
St-Pierre is poised to break a number of UFC records, and just one more win at UFC 167 could cement his status as a UFC legend.
If he is victorious on Saturday, St-Pierre will have 19 wins in the UFC, breaking his tie with Matt Hughes. Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, and Anderson Silva are each tied for second with 16 wins.
GSP will also pick up his 12th title fight win, surpassing Anderson Silva’s 11 (although Silva will still have him beat in consecutive defenses).
Additionally, as long as the fight goes longer than 39 seconds, GSP will have broken the record for the most time spent in the octagon. BJ Penn currently holds the top spot with 5 hours, 3 minutes, and 51 seconds of fight time.
UFC 167 will take place on November 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A celebration of the UFC’s 20th anniversary, it will undoubtedly be a historic night in the organization’s history.