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UFC 87: Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch

Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch

Round 1: St. Pierre immediately took Fitch down. Mike Goldberg noted that no one has ever been able to pass Fitch’s guard. Later in the round St. Pierre rocked Fitch with a hard right that knocked Fitch down and St. Pierre just started dropping bombs. Miraculously, Fitch survived. St. Pierre went back to dropping all kinds of shots on Fitch before going back to the round. St. Pierre passed Fitch’s guard, ending that streak. St. Pierre looks amazing here. St. Pierre got full mount as the round came to a close. 10-8 St. Pierre.

Round 2: The fight stayed standing with both men landing shots, but GSP was landing a hell of a lot more. Fitch started landing some good shots later in the round. 10-9 St. Pierre.

Round 3: St. Pierre rocked Fitch early with a big right hand that knocked Fitch down. He got on Fitch’s back and got a hook in. Amazingly Fitch was able to turn it around and get on top. Fitch started dropping punches. St. Pierre regained the advantage. St. Pierre hit a knee and a high kick and Fitch looked to be about out. For the third or fourth time it looked to be over for Fitch but he survived. Great round for GSP, but amazing heart shown by Fitch. 10-9 St. Pierre.

Round 4: Fitch’s face is starting to look like Heath Herring’s after the last fight. St. Pierre got a cut over his left eye. Fight slowed this round but GSP continued to punish Fitch. More of the same with GSP getting a lot of punches in. 10-9 GSP.

Round 5: GSP got a good left hook right off the bat. GSP hit a huge back fist, Fitch smiled and GSP nailed Fitch again. GSP took Fitch down again. GSP continued to dominate the round as it finished. 10-9 GSP.

After the round, they bowed and embraced. GSP has his first ever successful title defense.

Winner via unanimous decision off of scores of 50-43,50-44,50-44: Georges St. Pierre