Long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (left) will face Johny Hendricks (right) this Saturday at UFC 167. With a win, GSP will break several records in the UFC, surpassing some of the sport’s legends like Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
When UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre steps into the cage this weekend opposite Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, he will be looking to not only defend his title, St-Pierre will be fighting to break several records in the UFC. Stats from Fight Matrix.
With a victory, St-Pierre will have 19 wins in the UFC, breaking the current tie he shares with former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes. The next closest are Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva with 16.
A win will also advance St-Pierre to first place with 12 title bout wins, surpassing the long-reigning former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.
And regardless of the outcome of the fight, if UFC 167’s main event goes longer than 39 seconds, GSP will earn the record for most time in the Octagon, surpassing BJ Penn’s current record of 5 hours, 3 minutes and 51 seconds.
St-Pierre is also closing in on some other notable records. He currently sits at 8 consecutive title defenses, second only to Anderson Silva; he has fought in 13 title bouts, second to Randy Couture’s 15; and he is currently tied with Royce Gracie with 11 consecutive wins, which comes in second only to Anderson Silva’s 16.
UFC 167 takes place this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card airs live on Pay-Per-View at 10pm/7pm ETPT. Preliminary cards will stream online at 6:30pm/3:30pm ETPT and on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm/5pm ETPT.Tags: "bj Penn", Anderson Silva, georges st. pierre, gsp, johny hendricks, mma, MMA NEWS, randy couture, ufc, UFC 167, ufc news