Thursday, November 26, 2009
GSP vs. Hardy Set For UFC 111 In March, 2010
MMAFanhouse is reporting that, newly-determined number one contender, Dan Hardy (23-6) can now look forward to his shot at Georges St. Pierre's (19-2) welterweight title in March, 2010. The event will be UFC 111 and it's set to go down at New Jersey's Prudential Center.
Dan Hardy is a very dynamic striker and he surprised me a bit by handling Mike Swick so easily at UFC 105, but he'll be taking another big step up in competition when he faces the champ. GSP is 12-1 since his loss to Matt Hughes at UFC 50. Since then he's only lost to Matt Serra, but he's also soundly defeated both Serra and Hughes (twice) in rematches. There's simply nobody as fast and agile in all of MMA and definitely no fighter with better takedowns. The word from GSP's camp is that he has added another ten-pounds of muscle onto his already stacked physique. Yikes! Personally, I think it could be a long night for "The Outlaw," but, as I said, he's surprised me before.
Check out this unofficial preview, it won me over about halfway through with its sheer epic-ness: