MMA Fanhouse reported earlier today that Georges St. Pierre will defend his UFC welterweight title against Dan Hardy this March in New Jersey.
The 170 pound title fight is likely to be part of UFC 111, which has been said to be scheduled to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
The champion, Georges St. Pierre, sits atop the mountain in the UFC’s welterweight division. Coming off a five round dominanation of Thiago Alves, it seems that the GSP freight train is chugging along with no stop in sight. Winner of six consecutive fights, St. Pierre has shown that there are little to no wholes in his game. Top contender after top contender fall to the champion and are out classed at even their own specialties. Wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, it doesn’t seem to matter. George St. Pierre is strong in all aspects.
The athletically gifted St. Pierre now puts a young and hungry Dan Hardy in his cross hairs. At 23-6 (4-0 in the UFC), the talented Englishman in Hardy looks to upset and dethrone the dominant champion. Coming off a convincing performance against Mike Swick, Hardy impresses many MMA fans and critics alike. So strong is his conditioning and striking, he could potentially put GSP in trouble like no one before him.
The fight definitely warrants a pay-per-view buy. Look to have an announcement from UFC brass in the coming weeks.
No word on if this fight will be lead up to by the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. St. Pierre and Hardy are rumored to be the next coaches but nothing has been confirmed. Other coaching prospects have been said to be Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin.
Thanks to Erik Fontanez