Georges “Rush” St. Pierre (22-2) vs. Carlos “Natural Born Killer” Condit (28-5)
The return of Georges St. Pierre where he’ll be facing Carlos Condit for the unification bout for the Welterweight belts.
UFC 154 Condit vs St. Pierre
I’d like to say there hasn’t been much trash talking between the two fighter’s preceding this event both have shown respect for each other. I find that very refreshing especially as of late, with all the useless fight’s being put on just on people talking trash. Both of these warriors deserve to be fighting one another and probably knew they would eventually face each other sometime in their career’s.To me this is as good as it get’s in the welterweight division the cream of the crop two best fighter’s about to do battle on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. It would be a huge understatement to say I’m pumped for this fight more than any other in 2012!!!
GSP has Promised to come back stronger than ever, the only thing is “The Natural Born Killer” is in his way. I believe this to be George’s biggest threat to date a man with technical striking and the power to put anyone in the division to sleep. Georges is coming off a Major knee surgery with a year plus layoff believe me I know I’ve had the same surgery coming close to a year, so I know how hard the road back is!
Muay Thai will be a big part of Condit’s striking in this match so Georges in addition to training with Phil Nurse his Muay Thai trainer has added two trainers from Thailand’s Tiger Muay Thai. Trainer Greg Jackson will not corner either fighter who has worked with both fighter’s but has spent a lot more time with Carlos Condit. GSP must keep moving forward keep Carlos get his back and not give him the space he needs to use his technical striking. Cardio will not be a factor in this fight as both combatant’s have great cardio and are in top shape.
I believe GSP will be able to dominate Condit on the ground but he’s gotta be wary of his striking and submission game while executing those take downs or catching a knee going in that could end this before it begins. George’s should watch Condit’s knees and when he does try to throw them look to catch it and look for the take down with possible ground and pound. GSP definitely has the strength advantage and should look to out muscle the lanky Condit and look to overpower and control him negating any threat of his striking.
Condit being a Natural Born Finisher, I’m curious to see what the Jackson’s MMA pupil’s game plan is against GSP?
With his Aggression and unorthodox striking he is a danger for any Welterweight just ask Nick Diaz he played it smart and picked him apart with striking and not choosing to make it a brawl.
How will he avoid the take down of GSP will he be looking to attack quick with Muay Thai striking looking to finish early.
It’s Hard to say what kind of game plan they are coming in with but I believe they will be ready for hard fight. Condit has great technique great KO power, if anyone can dethrone the champ I believe it is “The Natural Born Killer”.
He’s dangerous moving back and his ground and pound is legendary especially when he’s coming down with those elbows.
I mean we don’t want to see a boring fight and I believe GSP needs to get a finish in this fight to shut up his doubter’s.
Being a huge GSP fan I cannot bet against him but I know this is his hardest test to date Carlos Condit will not be a stepping stone for George’s, but a very satisfying win in his hometown for Montreal’s favorite son and all his fan’s.
And so the Rumor is Anderson will step in to challenge GSP for the superfight everyone one wanted to see a year ago.
Forget this so-called superfight if George get’s through Condit or even if he doesn’t bring on Nick Diaz or the winner of Kampmann/Hendricks for the winner of this one.
Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks(13-1) vs. Martin “Hitman” Kampmann(20-5)
Martin Kampman has always impressed me and especially as of late coming back to win against Thiago Alves and Jake Ellenberger, when in deep trouble. The Dane has been outlasting top-notch opponents showing his great striking ability and submission game and the never give up spirit.
Hendricks himself has been on a tear though the division dismantling the likes of Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Mike Pierce and T.J. Waldbuger.He has the wrestling and power advantage in this fight and can end “The Hitman’s” night with one strategically placed blow.
The better rounded fighter in my opinion in Kampmann but Hendricks has the Knockout power and the wrestling pedigree to make this a hard grueling battle. These two know each other well have trained together in the past helping each other on their weaknesses which are their individual strengths. This makes for a very interesting match with each combatant being very different in their fight style.
I’m picking Kampmann for the win in this confrontation but I expect a really tough fight and am leaning towards “Hitman” in this one by submission.
Possible contender for the Welterweight title if he win’s this one!!!!!