UFC 124: GSP Takes the Belt and More
GSP once again proves that he is one of the best fighters in the history of MMA. Who among your favorite UFC 124 fighters took home the bacon, and who went out of the Octagon empty-handed?
The mixed martial arts’ most dominant champion, George St-Pierre, notched another unanimous decision after defeating Josh Koscheck last Saturday at UFC 124. All three judges scored 50-45 in favor of the undefeated welterweight king.
It is obvious that Koscheck have no match for GSP’s take down and occasional winging punch. The 29-year-old pound-for-pound fighter battered Koscheck with strikes, and drilled him with a steady stream of piston-like left jabs. By round four, the cage-side physician seems to call for a stop but deemed Koscheck fit to continue. George St-Pierre delivered back-to-back take downs against his opponent in round five, and proved that he was utterly dominant. However, the champion was not able to bring the fight to the finish.
“I didn’t reach my goal tonight. My goal was to take him out. Sorry, everyone.”
On the other hand, a respectful Josh Koscheck appeared after the fight. He did not make any excuses for his defeat. Furthermore, Koscheck said that GSP deserves to be called the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world because of how well he executed his game plan.
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Mac Danzig d. Joe Stevenson by knockout, round 1
Thiago Alves d. John Howard by unanimous decision
Stefan Struve d. Sean McCorkle by technical knockout, round 1
Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre d. Josh Koscheck by unanimous decision
John Makdessi d. Pat Audinwood by unanimous decision
Ricardo Almeida d. T.J. Grant by unanimous decision
Sean Pierson d. Matthew Riddle by unanimous decision
Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Rafael Natal ends in a majority draw
Mark Bocek d. Dustin Hazelett by submission, round 1
Dan Miller d. Joe Doerksen by unanimous decision