When being in a sport so unpredictable as Mixed Martial Arts it’s very hard to keep your place at the top. Fighters like former Pride FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, and former Bellator Lightweight Champion, Philly’s own Eddie Alvarez would know (link to article on Eddie Alvarez’s rematch for the Bellator LW belt FREE on Spike TV HERE). For current UFC Welterweight Champion and possibly the greatest Welterweight in MMA history, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre has kept his crown since April of 2008. And hasn’t lost a fight since April of 2007. GSP’s loss against the underdog of the century TUF season 4 winner, Matt “The Terra” Serra shocked the MMA world back at UFC 69 (link to that story HERE). GSP has been one of the most dominating fighters in MMA history with his run as UFC Welterweight Champion. On November 16th, highlight reel knockout artist and one of GSP’s most dangerous opponents yet, Johny “The Big Rigg” Hendricks, will be stepping inside the octagon with the longtime UFC Champion. This fight is huge, so it makes perfect sense that select movie theaters around the country will be airing this Pay-Per-View on their big screens.
Georges St-Pierre is currently on an 11-fght winning streak, but most fans have been giving him a lot of criticism due to the fact he hasn’t finished one of those fights since 2009. Johny Hendricks does the exact opposite when stepping inside the UFC cage. Johnny Hendricks has finished 4 guys via TKO/Knockout in under 2 minutes of the fight. Legitimate elite fighters like TUF season 7 winner Amir Sadollah (at UFC 101 in Philadelphia), Jon Fitch, and Martin Kampmann. He’s defeated tough guys like Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce (at UFC 133 in Philadelphia) as well, but it was his win against the always tough and exciting Carlos Condit via close Unanimous Decision to earn his title shot against GSP. Hendricks is 15-1, is currently on a 6-fight winning streak and his only loss came from a judge’s scorecard.
Fathom Events is selling tickets for UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks in select theaters. You have to find out which theater closest to you is showing the event though. To find out CLICK HERE to go to their website and type in your area code. Tickets are going for $15.00 each (compared to $45-$55 that you’d pay for it on Pay-Per-View that’s actually really good). For more information on UFC 167 go to the Official UFC website or ‘like’ the UFC on the Official UFC Facebook Page. For more information on all things Fathom Events, go to the Official Fathom Events website.