The last time Georges St-Pierre fought in the Octagon was over three years ago. He was in his early 30’s and went five rounds against Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks, winning in a split decision and improving his record to 28-2.
In fact, St-Pierre’s last seven fights have all gone five rounds and decided by the cards; you have to go all the way back to 2009 before you see a fight that wasn’t decided by the judges.
On Tuesday, Dana White announced that St-Pierre will meet Michael Bisping in his UFC return in fight whose date and location is not yet decided. Despite the fact that St-Pierre hasn’t fought in an extended period of time and is moving up in weight classes to fight Bisping, he is considered the early favorite to win the fight by a slim margin.
According to Odds consultant Joey Oddessa, St-Pierre is a -125 favorite, slightly ahead of Bisping at -105.
The fight will take place at some point in 2017, but when and where is not yet decided. St-Pierre is reportedly in great shape and isn’t in need of any body sculpting ahead of the match. Both fighters are in the later half of their 30’s, so age shouldn’t factor into this fight or the betting odds.
How much will the odds change as the fight draws near can’t be known at this point in time.
Michael Bisping is probably none too happy about where they are right now, though.
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