As we reported earlier this week, the UFC officially announced that two-time UFC welterweight champion and Montreal native Georges St-Pierre will go home to Montreal to face No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck at UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 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.”
A wrestler turned complete mixed martial artist, Josh Koscheck (17-4) has proven to be a finisher in the UFC. The four-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler and 2001 national champion has won four out of his last five fights, including a streak of three in a row. The 32-year-old has proven his versatility with KO wins over Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Frank Trigg, Chris Sanford and Dustin Hazelett and dominating submission victories against Anthony Johnson, Pete Spratt, Ansar Chalangov and Jonathan Goulet. Now the No. 1 contender for the welterweight crown gets ready for the most important fight of his career.
“I’m excited about the fight,” Koscheck said. “It’s a big rematch for me and in life you don’t get second chances that often so I plan on taking advantage of this second chance. I am training every aspect of the game and can’t wait to go fight in December and bring that belt back to the States. I will put on a show like I always do.”
UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck takes place on Saturday, December 11 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.