Six years ago, Georges St. Pierre defeated Matt Hughes to become the UFC Welterweight Champion. His first championship defense was originally scheduled to be against Matt Serra at UFC 67, but St. Pierre was forced to withdraw from the bout and their title match was rescheduled for UFC 69. Serra would go on to beat St. Pierre, becoming the UFC Welterweight Champion.
100 UFC events later, and here we are again: Georges St. Pierre defends his championship again— but this time against Johny Hendricks. Much like Matt Serra, most critics were counting Hendricks out before the fight was even announced. With the recent dethroning of the former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, is another title change out of the question?
Anderson Silva was once the unstoppable force that Georges St. Pierre is being hyped up to be tonight. As a matter of fact, his first scheduled title defense for his UFC Middleweight Title was against Travis Lutter at UFC 67. Of course, Lutter missed weight and the bout was eventually changed to a non-title contest, but Silva put on an impressive performance nonetheless.
Join me as we revisit what could be considered one of the biggest nights of debuting fighters in UFC history, UFC 67.
Anderson Silva def. Travis Lutter by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:11 of Round 2
Roger Huerta def. John Halverson by TKO at 0:19 of Round 1
Mirko Cro Cop def. Eddie Sanchez by TKO at 4:33 of Round 1
Quinton Jackson def. Marvin Eastman by KO at 3:49 of Round 2
Patrick Cote def. Scott Smith by Unanimous Decision
Terry Martin def. Jorge Rivera by KO at 0:14 of Round 1
Frank Edgar def. Tyson Griffin by Unanimous Decision
Lyoto Machida def. Sam Hoger by Unanimous Decision
Dustin Hazelett def. Diego Saraiva by Unanimous Decision
Fight of the Night: Frankie Edgar vs. Tyson Griffin
Knockout of the Night: Terry Martin
Notables Who Made Their UFC Debut At UFC 67
Mirko Cro Cop
Active UFC Fighters In 2013
Fighters Who Are Fighting On UFC 167 Tonight
None. However, Quinton Jackson made his Bellator debut last night.