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GSP Falls Short of his Goal

Written on December 13, 2010 by Zac Efren

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"It was a good fight...but I wanted to finish it, that was my goal." ---George St-Pierre

George St-Pierre admitted during the UFC 124 post-fight press conference that he was unsatisfied with how the fight turned out. He won the fight but what he had in mind was to finish his opponent.

He felt that his punches were not enough to knock out Josh Koschek. He knew from the very start that it would be a tough game but he still aimed for Koschek to submit at the end of the fight.

Watch the video after the break to know the details straight from GSP.

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UFC 124: GSP Takes the Belt and More

Written on December 13, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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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.

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GSP Will Finish Koscheck

Written on December 07, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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The UFC 124 is fast approaching and George St-Pierre is putting his UFC Welterweight Championship belt on the line. Can his preparation help him to finish Josh Koscheck?

George St-Pierre usually plays his card closer and closer to the vest. The UFC welterweight champion is consistent in keeping his preparation and strategy a secret whenever asked. But in a conference call last Monday, GSP lets his guards down for a while. During the course of the 45-minute call, he asserts his emphasis on finishing his brash challenger, Josh Koscheck. George St-Pierre also added that he spent his time training with Freddie Roach and Roger Gracie to refine his boxing and Jiu Jitsu skills for the upcoming UFC 124.

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The Official Trailer for UFC 124

Written on November 25, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The UFC 124 is coming in a few weeks. The anticipation from UFC fans is on its peak. Fighting Insider stirs more the excitement of people with an exclusive trailer of the event.

In less than two weeks, UFC welterweight champions Georges St-Pierre and UFC top contender Josh Koscheck will meet on the octagon. The two fighters will headline the coming UFC 124. The event will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal and airs live on pay-per-view. embedded the video trailer together with the full fight card.

UFC 124 just ended the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which featured St-Pierre and Koscheck as coaches. There will be no “TUF 12″ episode airing this week due to Thanksgiving celebration. But, a two-hour season finale next week will determine the last two finalists who will meet at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale on Dec. 4 in Las Vegas.

The coach versus coach bout is a much awaited part of the reality show. Koscheck needled the champion all throughout the three-month long series on Spike TV, but St. Pierre gains victory most of the time.

St-Pierre and Koscheck fought in 2007 at UFC 74. St-Pierre dominated Koscheck for a unanimous-decision victory.

St-Pierre has reclaimed the title after a year during UFC 83, where he had a rematch with Serra and scored a magnificent TKO win during the promotion’s first trip to the Bell Centre. Since that event, he had continuously defended his title four times. Winning over Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn, Thiago Alves and Dan Hardy. On the other hand, Koscheck has a 6-2 record since his first St-Pierre fight. This record included victories over Dustin Hazelett, Chris Lytle, Frank Trigg and Anthony Johnson. He secured his victory on the title shot with a decision win over Paul Daley.

See the list of fights and trailer after the skip.

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The Countdown to UFC 124

Written on November 23, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship holds a countdown for the next UFC title fight. The promotion gives its fans a warm up before they witness the fight between Georges St. Pierre and Josh Kosheck.

Prior to a UFC fight there is a preview show to entice fans. The tradition lives on as UFC and Spike TV deliver you the Countdown to UFC 124. The actual fight will take place on Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. It will showcase a championship between title-holder Georges St-Pierre and top contender Josh Koscheck.

The preview will be shown on Spike TV at 7 PM.

St-Pierre and Koscheck are currently seen as coaches on the 12th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. The fighters first laid eyes on each other during UFC 74, where St-Pierre won via a unanimous decision in his final fight. He claiming an interim belt and ultimately unified the titles with a win over Matt Serra.

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The Official UFC 124 Fight Card [UPDATED]

Written on November 15, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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After a series of tests and observations from UFC management, the UFC 124 is complete and official. Included on the fight card is Sean Pierson who debuts for the first time on the octagon in a fight with Matt Riddle.

Sean Pierson’s welcome fight will be with Matt Riddle on UFC 124.

UFC recently announced the official UFC 124 fight card. Pierson will replace injured Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger. He will face Riddle under the prelim card of the December event.

UFC 124 will feature TUF coaches, champ Georges St-Pierre and top contender Josh Koscheck, “UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck II” takes place Dec. 11 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.

Prior to this, Pierson was scheduled to fight for the Bellator Fighting Championships’ season-two welterweight tournament but was forced to withraw due to an undisclosed injury.

He recently rebounded from a TKO victory over Ricky Goodall in an Canadian show. He also had a victory over UFC middleweight Patrick Cote’s jiu-jitsu coach, Fabio Holanda.

Riddle on the other hand fought his career in the UFC octagon. After an early exit at TUF 7, he posted consecutive decision wins before falling into the hands of Nick Osipczak via TKO at UFC 105. He rebounded with a TKO win over Damarques Johnson in August. And a disqualification victory over Greg Soto at UFC 111.

See the full UFC 124 card after the skip.

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UFC 124 Lineup, Almost Complete

Written on October 26, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 124 is nearly there, and the lineup in almost complete. Four additional bouts were added on the list. Check out if your favorite fighter is included, and don't forget to share your bet.

UFC has added four new bouts to the UFC 124 event, as the lineup nears completion. Now included in the card is a lightweight clash between Joe Stevenson and Mac Danzig, and a welterweight showdown of Thiago Alves versus John Howard. Also added in the line up are two preliminary bouts between Ricardo Almeida versus T.J. Grant and Pat Audinwood versus John Makdessi.

More fighter preview and event lineup are posted after the skip.

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MacDonald Out, Bongfeldt In

Written on October 21, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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A change has been made to the upcoming UFC 124 card as Canadian Jason MacDonald has been forced off the card with an unknown injury. Stepping in to replace him will be fellow countrymen Jesse "Water" Bongfeldt.

Canadian fighter, Jason MacDonald has been forced out of the UFC 124 card due to an unkown injury. But fellow Canadian, Jesse Bongfeldt, will step in to replace him. Bongfeldt will now face Rafael Natal in a middleweight fight of the upcoming event. Bongfeldt made his first appearance in UFC, carrying a seven-fight winning streak. However, he haven’t fought since September 2009. He competed in different shows and organizations over the recent years, and holds a submission win over T.J. Grant.

The Jesse Bongfeldt and Rafael Natal match will be part of the preliminary undercard portion of UFC 124 that will be held in Montreal.

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Miller Brothers All Set for UFC 124

Written on October 17, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The Miller brothers are up officially for UFC 124's Return to Montreal. We know this rarely happens and it would be great if the brothers will have twin victories as well.

Jim and Dan Miller are both set for UFC 124’s return to Montreal. Jim Miller (18-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) meets co-lightweight Charles Oliveira (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), while Dan Miller (12-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) takes co-middleweight Joe Doerksen (46-13 MMA, 2-6 UFC) at the Dec. 11 event. The event will take place at Bell Centre in Montreal that features a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and top contender Josh Koscheck.

Jim Miller recently earned a victory by tapping down Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 22 this past month. But before that win, he eventually defeated Mac Danzig, Steve Lopez, Duane Ludwig and Mark Bocek. His few unfortunate losses came from Frankie Edgar (at a 2006 Reality Fighting show), now lightweight title holder. And Gray Maynard who vies the title on January at UFC 125.

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John Makdessi Debuts at UFC 124

Written on October 15, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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A new fighter is making his first step in the UFC soil. John "The Bull" Makdessi is set to make his UFC debut against Pat Audinwood at UFC 124. Will this be a start of something better for The Bull?

Canadian native John Makdessi has signed with UFC and is set to make his debut against Pat Audinwood at UFC 124. Makdessi, who has not yet fought outside Canada, will make his appearance under the UFC banner in his home turf. The UFC 124, that will feature a title defense fight between George St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck, will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal on December 11

A student of Firas Zahabi, John “The Bull” Makdessi won a decision over Bendy Casimir last month. And glad to welcome Makdessi in the promotion is Pat Audinwood. Audinwood, on the other hand, is coming from his first submission setback in his entire career by Thiago Tavares last UFC 119.

Having the need to go the distance, who can make it before the final bell strikes? Will it be the newcomer or the long-time UFC fighter?

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