UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title for the first time since humbling former top contender Thiago Alves at UFC 100 last July. MMA’s baddest welterweight owns a ridiculous 19-2 pro record and is perfect through his last six scraps.
Hardy holds a 23-6 mark and has won seven straight contests. Although the Brit is riding a sick amount of momentum into the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, he’s never faced a beast like GSP.
An interim heavyweight bout between former two-time champion Frank Mir and undefeated Shane Carwin will co-headline the show. The two will duke it out to determine who gets next crack at reigning king Brock Lesnar.
Here are the fighters slated/rumored for the SpikeTV/pay-per-view broadcasts:
Ricardo Funch vs Matt Riddle
Thomas Drwal vs. Rousimar Palhares
Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes
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Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown
Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham
Mark Bocek vs. Jim Miller
Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir (UFC Interim Heavyweight Title)
Dan Hardy vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)
Please click on the video player below for the official trailer for UFC 111: