Georges St. Pierre’s upcoming welterweight title defense against Johny Hendricks will take place Nov. 16, promotion officials announced Tuesday during “UFC Tonight” on Fuel TV.

The 170-pound clash will headline the show, which is expected to serve as UFC 167. Though a venue has not yet been announced for the event, it is slated to take place in Las Vegas and air live on pay-per-view.

St. Pierre, 32, has long been regarded as one of the sports best pound-for-pound talents. “Rush” has won 11 straight fights heading into the ninth title defense of his current reign. The Quebec native returned from a torn ACL last year to best interim titlist Carlos Condit before doing the same to Nick Diaz on March 16, taking a unanimous decision from the former Strikeforce king at UFC 158.

Hendricks, meanwhile, has won six straight fights heading into his first shot at the welterweight crown. “Bigg Rigg” has beaten some of the division’s best talent during that stretch, knocking out Jon Fitch and Martin Kampmann while taking razor-thin decisions from Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce. Like St. Pierre, Hendricks last competed at UFC 158, where he snatched a unanimous decision from Condit to earn his crack at the belt.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

ONE Headliner Ev Ting: ‘I’m Gonna Punch Him and He’s Gonna Fall Over’

  • 29 days ago
  • 8 views

Ev Ting will be moving up a division to face Rob Lisita in the main event of ONE: Unbreakable Warriors this weekend, but he's not lacking in confidence. read news >>

Breaking Down Cris Cyborg's UFC Headliner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 22 views

Cris "Cyborg" Justino is preparing to headline her first UFC event ever. Tyron Woodley and Dan Hardy break down her match-up with Lina Lansberg. read news >>

Dana White Denies Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez for UFC 205 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 162 views

Dana White on Tuesday squashed dreams of a Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez UFC 205 headliner... or did he? read news >>

UFC Fight Night 95 official weigh-in results: 'Cyborg' uses the extra pound, but headliner set

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s official (early) UFC Fight Night 95 fighter weigh-ins, and after much discussion earlier in the week, headliners Cristiane Justino and Lina Lans read news >>

Bellator 163 takes shape with Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis title headliner

  • 5 days ago
  • 8 views

The lineup is taking shape for November’s Bellator 163 event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Video replay: UFC Fight Night 95 weigh-ins with 'Cyborg' headliner in Brasilia

  • 4 days ago
  • 33 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Check out a video replay of today’s ceremonial UFC Fight Night 95 fighter weigh-ins.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Finally freed of the scale, UFC Fight Night 95 co-headliner Renan Barao is not 'scared' of 145-pounders

  • 4 days ago
  • 10 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Since moving up from the bantamweight division, former UFC champ Renan Barao might be walking around heavier – but, as far as his spirits go, he certainly feels lighter.Filed under read news >>

Conor McGregor gets lightweight title shot, challenges Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 headliner

  • a day ago
  • 24 views

One of the most monumental fight cards in UFC history will get a monumental main event. UFC featherweight champ [autotag]Conor McGregor[/autotag] will attempt to add lightweight gold to his collectio read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): UFC Fight Night 97 headliner Ricardo Lamas, Steve Cofield

  • 6 hours ago
  • 4 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Ricardo Lamas and Steve Cofield.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>