With the UFC welterweight title being defended in about six weeks, members of the division have their eyes glued to see if Johny Hendricks can prove the doubters and defeat Georges St-Pierre. Jake Ellenberger is expecting a typical St-Pierre performance, which includes a win.
“I think GSP is very smart, very strategic,” said Ellenberger on the Rick J Lee channel. “That’s the one thing that has separated himself from the rest. He’s not going to take any chances in this fight, especially with someone like Johny who has a lot of power. I see GSP taking him down, controlling him and doing what he does best- which is fight smart and strategic.”
The power Ellenberger mentions is no joke and many UFC fighters have suffered knockouts from it. Four of Hendricks’ knockouts took less than five minutes. Hendricks will enter off a decision of Carlos Condit.
St-Pierre is the longest regining welterweight champ in the UFC’s history. He added two more title defenses since returning from an ACL injury to make eight. He also holds the most decision wins for the UFC with 11.
They headline UFC 167 on November 16 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. It serves as the 20th anniversary show.
In July, Ellenberger was defeated via decision by Rory MacDonald and there’s no return information.