UFC 167 Live Blog: Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks

Georges St-Pierre will fight in Vegas for the first time since UFC 100 at UFC 167 on Saturday. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 167 live blog for Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

St-Pierre, who has won 11 straight fights, will face Hendricks, who has won six straight fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC 167 live blog below.


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Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the referee in charge of the action. Hendricks opens southpaw, GSP orthodox and lands a jab right away plus dumps Hendricks to the mat with a takedown immediately. GSP tries to sit for a mounted guillotine, but Hendricks scrambles to his feet. Hendricks and GSP and in the 50/50 clinch, but separated by Yamasaki. Hendricks lands a bit of an uppercut as GSP tries to get in on a single and press Hendricks against the fence. GSP relents after hard elbows and Hendricks appears to be in on a takedown and gets it against the fence. GSP stands pretty quickly. Hendricks cracks GSP with a hard knee, but the champion responds with a jab. The two clinch along the fence. They separate. Jab by GSP, but a leg kick response from Hendricks. Jab to the body by GSP.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hendricks

Round 2: Outside lg kick from GSP  but now they're both trading leg kicks. Jab by GSP. GSP is in huge trouble as he's eating shot after shot from Hendricks, but they clinch and the fight is temporarily halted to put Hendricks' mouthpiece back in. Hendricks goes back to being all over him, now pressing GSP into the fence. GSP is off the cage. Two left jabs from GSP find the mark. And another. Another jab. Right hand now for GSP as Hendricks misses with a kick, but the challenger lands another left hand. GSP responds with a jab. GSP counters with a right as Hendricks misses with a left.

MMA Fighting scores this 10-9 Hendricks

Round 3: Hendricks with a jab. Hendricks scores with a knee. Both fighters miss a lot trying to counter each other. Counter left from GSP and a right. Good jab by Hendricks. Good left hook from GSP. Right hand scores for the champion. Nice left hook from Hendricks. GSP doing a lot of pressuring. GSP opening up a lot more now and scoring. Hendricks tries to press GSP into the fence with a minute left and gets it. GSP uses an arm drag to stand.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 GSP

Round 4: Outside leg kick for GSP and a light double jab for Hendricks. Nice counter left for GSP scores again. And again. GSP trips backwards to the mat and Hendricks is working from GSP's guard. Hendricks score nice elbows from on top but Hendricks lets him up. Hendricks trying to dirty box with the left and does score one good shot. And a right hand follow up. GSP presses Hendricks into the fence, but can't get a takedown. Hendricks now pressing in GSP. GSP sprawls out, but Hendricks turns him back into the fence.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hendricks

Round 5: GSP in on single, but so far can't finish it and lets it go. Hendricks now pressing GSP into the fence, in on GSP's hips, but they let it go. Body kick by GSP and he gets Hendricks down immediately. Hendricks gets base up and stands, but he's still being pressed by GSP until he's reversed. Yamasaki separates them again. GSP looks to land the head kick, but misses. GSP in on a single against the fence and gets it, but Hendricks stands almost immediately.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 GSP and the fight 48-47 Hendricks

Georges St-Pierre def. Johny Hendricks via split decision (48-47 Hendricks, 48-47 GSP, 48-47 GSP)

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