A welterweight title fight will take the main event at the UFC 167 when the champion, Georges St. Pierre takes on the challenger, Johny Hendricks, this Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, at Las Vegas, Nevada.
St. Pierre is the favorite because he’s one of the best grappling fighters in the world, and one of the most accurate hitters standing up.
“I’m crazy in the head,” he says. “I’m obsessed with Johny Hendricks. That’s all I think about. To be a fighter, you have to be crazy in the head, and I am. All I think about is what I’m going to do to Johny Hendricks. I’m thinking about the same thing, day after day, night after night. But it’s the job.”
“I’m a karate guy, and my takedowns, my timing, all of the stuff I do, it’s from karate,” he added. “People don’t understand. They think it’s wrestling. Wrestling is for my leg finishes, but I used karate to cut distance. People just don’t get it. … It makes me laugh when I hear them talk about that. Never interrupt the enemy when he’s doing mistakes.”
Hendricks is a NCAA wrestling champions who enters this fight with a 15-1 record. If he takes quality shots he has enough powers to take St. Pierre down.
The betting odds for the UFC 167 main event have St. Pierre 280 and Hendricks 200 in the moneyline. It’s a fight schedule to have 5 rounds.