Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returns to UFC after the hiatus of four years from sports, to challenge the Middleweight champ Michael Bisping at UFC 217. He showed that he might, in fact, be in his best shape ever — both physically and mentally.
The legend made a thunderous return with a third-round submission victory over Michael Bisping (30-8) at UFC 217 to earn the middleweight title. Bisping who had won his last five bouts.
Georges St-Pierre had a strong start to the bout, wobbling Bisping late in the opening round. GSP would drop his opponent in the third round with a blazing left hook, and proceeded to strangle the life out of the tough Brit.
In the third round, GSP looked rejuvenated, and when Bisping came forward, he countered with a left hook that dropped him to the floor. St-Pierre swarmed him on the ground and dropped elbow after elbow, first with the left, then with the right. But there was no quit in Bisping, who rolled away from the strikes. St-Pierre then seized the rear-naked choke to get the victory to become middleweight champion.
After the massive win GSP said:
“I don’t have a word in my mouth right now,” St-Pierre said after earning his 13th consecutive victory. “It’s a dream come true, guys. Thank you for the support, it’s my dream come true.”
“He hurt me very hard,” St-Pierre said. “Two times I tried to hide it, but man, I wouldn’t like to do that fight again.”
Watch the stunning finish below, GSP puts Michael Bisping to sleep:
Incredible moment for GSP:
It's been 4 years since UFC gold has been around his waist. #AndNew @GeorgesStPierre pic.twitter.com/si3UXeWyi7
— UFC (@ufc) November 5, 2017
GSP now (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) and Michael Bisping (30-8 MMA, 20-8 UFC).