Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced on his Instagram page Wednesday that he has signed the bout agreement for a UFC 217 clash with middleweight titleholder Michael Bisping at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 4.
Bisping vs. St-Pierre was announced in the beginning of the year with no date or location set, but was later postponed after the Canadian star dealt with eye problems. The UFC considered cancelling plans, but eventually booked the title bout for New York.
Bisping (30-7) won the 185-pound championship in June 2016, replacing Chris Weidman on short notice and knocking out Luke Rockhold in the first round. “The Count” successfully defended the belt for the first time in October, avenging a loss to Dan Henderson.
St-Pierre (25-2) hasn’t fought since 2013, when he defeated Johny Hendricks in his ninth title defense. GSP announced his retirement right after the bout, leaving the sport on a 12-fight winning streak.