As anticipated, the welterweight unification title affair between champion Georges St-Pierre and interim champ Carlos Condit will headline UFC 154. How do we know? Well, the Octagon’s graphics department has released the official event poster for the November 17th extravaganza.
With the confirmation of GSP vs. Condit, the lineup for the card should now be complete with 12 bouts.
St-Pierre was originally scheduled to defend his hardware against Condit at UFC 137, but a knee injury forced him to go under the knife in December. The baddest welterweight in bare feet hasn’t been seen since beating Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April 2011. The fight marked his ninth consecutive victory and sixth straight title defense.
“Rush’s” extended absence forced the UFC to manufacture a welterweight belt. Condit captured the fabricated title by taking a controversial decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February.
Montreal’s Bell Centre hosts the festivities.
The pay-per-view broadcast airs live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here are the athletes expected to perform in Canada:
Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho
Ivan Menjivar vs. Azamat Gashimov
Chad Griggs vs. Cyrille Diabate
Stephen Thompson vs. Besam Yousef
Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Mark Bocek
Pablo Garza vs. Mark Hominick
Constantinos Philippou vs. Nick Ring
Sam Stout vs. John Makdessi
Francis Carmont vs. Tom Lawlor
Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks
Carlos Condit (UFC interim welterweight champion) vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC welterweight champion)