George St Pierre has announced via his social media that he has signed his bout agreement to fight the UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping at UFC 217.
This news comes after UFC president Dana White first told FOX Sports in Australia in May that the fight between George St Pierre and Michael Bisping was off. It was then announced at UFC 214 that the winner of Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia would take on GSP next. But after being unimpressed with the Champion Tyron Woodley’s title defence, Dana White told the media after the event that he had changed his mind and the fight between Bisping and GSP would be back on.
George St Pierre (25-2) recently resigned to the UFC after three years away from competition. GSP left the sport the UFC Welterweight Champion but later vacated the belt. His last fight was a split decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. GSP won the title for the first time in 2006, lost it to Matt Serra then regained it again in 2007. He has been undefeated in the UFC since that time with a total of nine successful title defences.
Michael Bisping (30-7) is the current UFC Middleweight Champion after winning the belt at UFC 199 when he defeated Luke Rockhold by KO. Since then, Bisping has gone on to successfully defend his belt against Dan Henderson in a rematch at UFC 204 this past October. He is currently on a five fight win streak with his last loss being to Luke Rockhold in their first bout back in 2014.
The fight will take place at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, November 4th. This will be the promotions second event at the world famous MSG after UFC 205 back in November last year.