Montreal’s Bell Centre to host St. Pierre vs. Koscheck II

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The rematch between Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck will take place at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Dec. 11. The fight is expected to headline UFC 124.

The promotion announced the site on Monday, and it has since been confirmed by a variety of media sources.

St. Pierre, who was born in Saint-Isidore, Quebec, Canada, will be the clear hometown favorite. This will be his second fight in the city under the UFC banner. The champion defeated Matt Serra for the title back at UFC 83 in 2008.

Since winning the title for a second time from Serra, St. Pierre has defended the belt four-straight times. The string of challengers includes Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn, Thiago Alves and Dan Hardy. The champion also holds impressive victories over Jason Miller, Frank Trigg and Matt Hughes.

After putting together four All-American season as a collegiate wrestler at Edinboro, Koscheck entered the MMA world. With only two fights under his belt he became a participant on the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Although he did not the competition, he earned a spot in the UFC and has been fighting under the banner ever since. Highlighting Koscheck’s career are wins over Frank Trigg, Diego Sanchez, Anthony Johnson and Paul Daley.

St. Pierre and Koscheck will rematch after coaching against each other on the twelfth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The two previously fought at UFC 74 in 2007. On that night, St. Pierre took a unanimous-decision victory.

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