As we approach the big showdown on Saturday night, here’s some lesser-known Georges St. Pierre fights to get you in the mood. First, it’s St. Pierre’s second Octagon appearance at UFC 48, where he beats down current IFL welterweight champ Jay Hieron in under two minutes. Next, it’s GSP’s first pro fight, where Rush staves off the scrappy Ivan Menjivar to score a very questionable TKO via verbal tapout at the end of the first round. And finally, it’s the “GoldenPalace.com” TKO fight against Dave Strasser, which St. Pierre took after his first career loss (vs. Matt Hughes at UFC 50); lovely half-guard to side-control pass at 5:11 and the fight-ending kimura is just as slick.
(GSP vs. Jay Hieron, UFC 48, 6/19/04)
(GSP vs. Ivan Menjivar, UCC 7, 1/25/02; fight starts at the 4:06 mark)
(GSP vs. Dave Strasser, TKO 19, 1/29/05; fight starts at the 3:57 mark)