Place of Birth: Saint-Isidore, Quebec, Canada
Georges St. Pierre is the current UFC Welterweight Champion and is considered among the best MMA fighters in the world regardless of weight.
The popular French-Canadian fighter was named the Canadian Athlete of the Year by Rogers Sportsnet in 2008, 2009 and 2010, as well as receiving the Fighter of the Year award from the 2009 World MMA Awards. He was also named Fighter of the Year in 2009 by Sports Illustrated and Inside MMA.
St-Pierre challenged the only man to have defeated him at the time, Matt Hughes, for Hughes’ UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 65. GSP won the fight via technical knockout to win his first Welterweight Championship, a belt he would lose in his first title defense to The Ultimate Fighter 4 winner Matt Serra at UFC 69. Serra was an 11–1 underdog going into the bout. He defeated Josh Koscheck to get back into title contention, and defeated Matt Hughes at UFC 79 to win the interim UFC Welterweight Championship.
At UFC 83 on April 19, 2008, St-Pierre defeated Matt Serra to become the undisputed UFC welterweight champion. Since winning the title for the second time, St-Pierre has successfully defended the title five times.
MAJOR TITLES WON: UFC Welterweight Championship (twice, current), UFC Interim Welterweight Championship
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Josh Koscheck (twice), Dan Hardy, Thiago Alves, BJ Penn (twice), Jon Fitch, Matt Hughes (twice), Matt Serra, Sean Sherk, Frank Trigg, Jason Miller, Karo Parisyan, Pete Spratt
NOTABLE LOSSES: Matt Serra, Matt Hughes