Guess who’s back? Former longtime welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon after what will be a four-year layoff on Nov. 4 when he moves up to 185-pounds to face champion Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship. The two will square off in the UFC 217 headliner at Madison Square Garden.
“Finally signing my UFC 217 Bout Agreement vs. Michael Bisping for Nov. 4th at MSG – Get ready for a big night in NYC!!!”
St-Pierre holds a 25-2 record overall and has had the most successful title defenses in UFC welterweight history. He is currently riding a 12-fight winning streak, most recently winning a controversial split decision over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. St-Pierre vacated the title shortly after the win over Hendricks, he never lost it but rather gave it up citing rampant steroid abuse in the sport and sub-par drug testing. Following the USADA program being implemented among UFC athletes, and tons of fighters getting busted, St-Pierre now makes his return.