The UFC officially announced today that UFC welterweight champion and Montreal native Georges St-Pierre will face No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck at UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck, live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, December 11, 2010.
“I love this fight,” UFC President Dana White said. “GSP is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and Josh Koscheck is not the same fighter Georges fought last time. There is no doubt that this is a title fight between the two best 170-pounders in the world. Koscheck told the people of Montreal he’s going to walk into Georges’ hometown and take the title. This fight is going to blow the roof off the Bell Centre.”
In anticipation of this historic event, UFC President Dana White, St-Pierre, Koscheck and UFC Canadian Director Tom Wright will be heading into the the Bell Centre in Montreal for a UFC 124 press conference on October 12 from noon to 3:30 p.m. ET. After the press conference, there will be a Q&A and autograph signing for fans.