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BREAKING: GSP vs Bisping For UFC Middleweight Title Official

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GSP holding Carlos Condit down at UFC 157.

Earlier today (Wed. March 1, 2017) UFC President Dana White joined ESPN’s Sports Center to announce that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will make his Octagon return against Michael Bisping for the middleweight title in the second half of 2017.

St-Pierre has not competed since his controversial 2013 split decision win over Johny Hendricks to retain his then-welterweight title for the ninth consecutive time. ‘Rush’ would then subsequently walk away from the sport and relinquished his 170-pound strap.

Bisping has had the best stretch of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career after defeating former 185-pound king Anderson Silva in February of last year, before replacing Chris Weidman at UFC 199 on short-notice against Luke Rockhold, where he went on to secure the UFC’s middleweight title via first round knockout.

 

‘The Count’ successfully defended his throne against Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 204 back in October, and will now attempt to defend it once more against St-Pierre.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more…

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.