UFC Fight Night 217 is almost here and all eyes are going to be on the highlight of the main card which is Michael Bisping Vs. Georges St-Pierre. Fighting in the middle weight division. The fans are almost divided exactly in half when it comes to what they think about this fight, either you love it or you hate it. Some think it is the most interesting fight to happen in the UFC for a while, and others say it is the worst match up in the history of the UFC.
In a competitive sense, the fight is most certainly a questionable one. Both fighters have been missing in action for substantial periods now. On one hand, Bisping has not been fighting regularly and for more than one reason and St-Pierre fought last over four years ago. Given their long absences, it is not really a question of whether they are going to be rusty but rather a question of how rusty are they going to be? However, if either fighter had to come back and face anyone else in the division, it would be much worse. In fact, this is actually a balanced fight considering that they have both been out of action in recent times.
Even though there are several other top-notch contenders in this weight class, this fight can be justified purely from a standpoint of the history that these two fighters have. St. Pierre is one among “the greatest of all time” and Bisping has taken down the likes of the best in the business including the likes of Silva.
St. Pierre is the better pound to pound fighter, there are factors such as ring rust and size difference which are not in his favor at all. Having said that, Bisping is known to make mistakes. St. Pierre should be able to put this one in the bag.Author : Rory McGregor