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Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre portrait
Personal information
Nickname GSP, Rush
Born May 19, 1981 (1981-05-19) (age 36)
Birthplace Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canada Flag Canadian
Height 5 ft 10
Weight 170 lbs
Reach 76.0 inches
Career information
Division Welterweight
Style Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fights out of Canada Flag Quebec, Canada
Organization UFC
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Years active 2002-present
Mixed martial arts record
Wins 21
Losses 2

Georges St-Pierre, often referred to as GSP or Rush, is a Canadian mixed martial artist and the current Welterweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. St-Pierre is ranked as one of the top "pound for pound" fighters by multiple MMA sources. St-Pierre has been praised by many media outlets for his well-rounded skill, and he is currently ranked by multiple MMA publications as the number-one welterweight in the world. In 2008 and in 2009, he was named the Canadian Athlete of the Year by Rogers Sportsnet, as well as the 2008 and 2009 Most Outstanding Fighter by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Georges St-Pierre also won fighter of the year by the 2009 World MMA Awards. Aside from being the two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, St-Pierre is also the former two-time defending TKO Major League MMA Welterweight Champion.

Biography Edit

Early life Edit

Georges St-Pierre was born May 19, 1981 in Saint-Isidore, Montérégie, Quebec, to Jim and Louise St-Pierre. St-Pierre had a difficult childhood, attending a school where others would steal his clothes and money.[1] He started learning Kyokushin karate at age seven by his father and later by a Kyokushin Karate Master to defend himself against a school bully.[2] He took up wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after his karate teacher died, and he also trained in boxing. Before turning pro as a mixed-martial artist, St-Pierre worked as a bouncer at a Montreal night club in the South Shore called "Fuzzy Brossard" and as a garbageman for six months to pay for his school fees.[3]

St-Pierre has trained with a number of groups in a large variety of gyms throughout his fighting career. Prior to his fight with B.J. Penn at UFC 58, he trained at the Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York City. St-Pierre received his brown belt in BJJ from Renzo Gracie on July 21, 2006.[4] In September 2008, St-Pierre earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under Bruno Fernandes.[5]

Eventually, St-Pierre began training with Rashad Evans, Nathan Marquardt, Keith Jardine, Donald Cerrone and other MMA fighters at Greg Jackson's Submission Fighting Gaidojutsu school in New Mexico. Some of Jackson's students accompanied St-Pierre to Montreal to help prepare him for his fight at UFC 94 against B.J. Penn at the Tristar Gym, including Keith Jardine, Nathan Marquardt, Donald Cerrone, and Rashad Evans. Georges' strength and conditioning coach is Jonathan Chaimberg of Adrenaline Performance Centre in Montreal. Georges' Head Trainer is Firas Zahabi of Zahabi MMA, out of the Tristar gym. The two have cornered all of St-Pierre's most recent bouts, and remain as his close friends. Currently, St-Pierre trains in Muay Thai under Phil Nurse at the Wat in New York City.

MMA career Edit

Early career Edit

St-Pierre had dreamed of becoming a UFC champion since watching Royce Gracie fight in 1993 at UFC 1.[6] St-Pierre had his first amateur bout when he was only sixteen years old, fighting a much older competitor who was twenty-five years of age. St-Pierre won his fight by knockout, going low with several leg kicks and then going high with a kick to the head.[7]

GSP vs Karo

Georges St-Pierre (bottom) vs Karo Parisyan

St-Pierre's pro debut was against Branden Macfadden, and the fight ended in a first round to-knockout win by St-Pierre. In only his second fight, St-Pierre's fought for the Universal Combat Challenge (UCC) Welterweight belt against Justin Bruckmann. He won by an arm bar in the first round. He then went on to defend his title twice. The UCC was then converted to the TKO Major League MMA and he was named their Welterweight Champion. He fought on November 29, 2003 against Pete Spratt in a non-title bout at TKO 14. St-Pierre defeated Spratt with a rear naked choke in the first round.

Joining the UFC Edit

St-Pierre made his UFC debut at UFC 46, where he defeated Karo Parisyan by unanimous decision. His next fight in the UFC was against Jay Hieron at UFC 48. St-Pierre defeated Hieron via technical knockout in only 1:42 of the first round.[8]

Following his second win in the UFC, he faced Matt Hughes at UFC 50 for the vacant UFC Welterweight Championship. Despite a competitive performance against the much more experienced fighter, St-Pierre tapped out to an armbar with only one second remaining in the first round.[9] The loss was the first of St-Pierre's career and he has since admitted that he was in awe of Hughes going into the title bout.[9]

Road to the Weltherweight title Edit

After his loss to Matt Hughes, St-Pierre rebounded with a win over Dave Strasser at TKO 19 by a first-round kimura submission.[10] He then returned to the UFC to face Jason "Mayhem" Miller at UFC 52, defeating Miller by unanimous decision in a bloody battle.[11]

St-Pierre was then matched up against top contender Frank Trigg at UFC 54. St-Pierre controlled the fight and eventually took control with a rear naked choke with less than a minute remaining in the first round.[12] He then faced future lightweight champion Sean Sherk at UFC 56. Midway through the second round, St-Pierre became the second fighter to defeat Sherk and the first to finish him.[13]

GSP vs Hughes from UFC 50

St-Pierre vs Hughes at UFC 50

At UFC 58, St-Pierre defeated former UFC welterweight champion B.J. Penn to become the number-one contender for the UFC welterweight title. St-Pierre won the match by split decision and was set for a rematch against then-champion Matt Hughes at UFC 63. St-Pierre was forced to withdraw from the match, however, due to a groin injury and was replaced by the man he defeated in March, B.J. Penn.[14] The UFC announced afterwards that St-Pierre would have the opportunity to fight for the title when he was fully healed.

The Ultimate Fighter Edit

St-Pierre then appeared as a trainer on The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback on Spike TV, which featured fighters who were previously seen in UFC events including Matt Serra, Shonie Carter, Pete Sell, Patrick Côté, and Travis Lutter. St-Pierre was seen vocally supporting fellow Canadian and training partner Patrick Côté during the season's airing.[15]

Winning the Welterweight championship Edit

At UFC 63 St-Pierre made an appearance to support fellow Canadian David "The Crow" Loiseau. At that time he was seen pushing Loiseau to "fight his fight" against Mike Swick. At the same event, after Matt Hughes had defeated B.J. Penn, St-Pierre stepped into the ring to hype up his upcoming title fight against Hughes, stating that he was glad that Hughes won his fight, but that he was "not impressed" by Hughes' performance. Apparently, this came in response to Hughes' saying that he had not been impressed by St-Pierre's recent victories.[16]

According to both commentator Joe Rogan and Hughes' own autobiography, Hughes was unhappy with St-Pierre's statement. Hughes said that they "had words" off-camera shortly after, at which time St-Pierre apologized, saying he had misunderstood something Hughes had said on the microphone and did not mean to offend him. St-Pierre challenged Matt Hughes again at UFC 65 for the UFC Welterweight Championship. The fight was almost stopped near the end of the first round when St-Pierre sent Hughes to the mat with a superman punch and left hook, but Hughes managed to survive the first round. In the second round, St-Pierre won the fight via technical knockout after a left kick to Hughes' head followed by a barrage of unanswered punches and elbows. After the fight, on January 30, 2007, St-Pierre signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC.[17]

Losing the title Edit

At UFC 69, St-Pierre lost the welterweight title to The Ultimate Fighter 4 winner Matt Serra by technical knockout, due to strikes at 3:25 of round one. Matt Serra was an 11–1 underdog going into the bout[18].

GSP UFC 65

St-Pierre, after winning the Welterweight title at UFC 65

St-Pierre has said that he lost the match partially due to a lack of focus because of problems in his personal life, including the death of a close cousin and his father suffering from a serious illness,[19] and later parted ways with his manager and most of his entourage. St-Pierre has since gone on to say that he should not have made any excuses and that Serra was simply the better fighter that night.[20]

Back into title contention Edit

On August 25, 2007, at UFC 74 St-Pierre won a unanimous decision against Josh Koscheck (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).[21] He out-wrestled Koscheck, who is a four-time Division I NCAA All-American and an NCAA wrestling champion, by scoring takedowns, stopping Koscheck's takedown attempts and maintaining top position throughout most of the fight.[22] Many predicted that Koscheck would outmatch St-Pierre on the ground due to his credentials, but St-Pierre was confident that he was a better wrestler and striker and was more well-versed in submissions than Koscheck.[23]

Before and after the fight, St-Pierre stated his intention to reclaim his lost title, miming the act of placing a championship belt around his waist while still in the octagon. His win over Koscheck had placed him in the number-one contender spot for the UFC Welterweight Championship. That fight was to be against the winner of Matt Hughes and Matt Serra. Matt Serra had to pull out of UFC 79 due to a back injury sustained during training,[24] and instead St-Pierre faced Hughes in a rubber match for the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship. Hughes was unable to mount any serious offense against St-Pierre, who again showcased his wrestling skills by not only avoiding all of Hughes' takedown attempts, but also taking Hughes down at will.[25] In a reversal of their first fight, St-Pierre attempted a kimura on Hughes' right arm,[26] then switched to a straight armbar with fifteen seconds left in the second round. Hughes fought the extension, but with his left hand trapped between St-Pierre's ankles, was forced to verbally submit at 4:55 of the second round,[27] making St-Pierre the interim Welterweight Champion. After the fight, St-Pierre said that the interim belt was a great honor but meant nothing to him, as Matt Serra was still the real champion.

Becoming the undisputed Welterweight Champion Edit

At UFC 83 on April 19, 2008, St-Pierre fought Matt Serra to determine the undisputed UFC welterweight champion. It was the UFC's first event in Canada and was held at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.[28] Instead of starting with strikes, St-Pierre pressed the action early with a takedown and then mixed up his attack, which never allowed Serra the chance to mount a significant offense.[29] In the second round, St-Pierre continued his previous actions and forced Serra into the turtle position and delivered several knees to Serra's midsection.[30] Near the end of round two, the fight was stopped by referee Yves Lavigne with Serra unable to defend himself from St-Pierre's continuous knee blows or improve his position. After the fight, in response to the crowd's reaction to Serra, St-Pierre asked the crowd to restrain themselves and show Serra some respect. Serra in turn bowed graciously before St-Pierre.

Defending the title Edit

GSP vs Fitch

St-Pierre vs Fitch at UFC 87

St-Pierre's first title defense since winning the belt back was against Jon Fitch at UFC 87. Fitch was on a sixteen fight winning streak, eight within the UFC, and was going into the fight with the chance of setting a new UFC record for longest winning streak, which would have been nine. St-Pierre defeated Jon Fitch by unanimous decision with scores of 50–43, 50–44, 50–44,[31] to retain his UFC welterweight title. Throughout the fight, St-Pierre dominated Fitch, scoring multiple devastating strikes and taking the former Purdue wrestling captain to the mat seemingly at will. After the fight St-Pierre spoke to Fitch about the growth that his own loss had prompted and said that Fitch's experience should be no different.

The win over Fitch set up one of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history, as B.J. Penn stepped into the octagon after the fight to essentially challenge St-Pierre to a rematch of their bout at UFC 58 in 2006, which ended in a split-decision victory for St-Pierre. The rematch occurred on January 31, 2009, at UFC 94. The first round of the fight was somewhat even, with Penn exercising elusive head movement, fast hands, and good take-down defense, thwarting all of St-Pierre's take-down attempts while both exchanged punches. In the ensuing three rounds, however, Penn turned out a lackluster performance. St-Pierre scored his first take-down of the night midway through the second round, and by the end of the round Penn was visibly tired. At the start of round three, St-Pierre landed a superman punch that bloodied Penn's nose and shortly took Penn down again. From that point on, St-Pierre took Penn down almost at will, repeatedly passing Penn's guard and persistently punished the Hawaiian with a ground-and-pound attack.[32] Penn later admitted that he couldn't recall anything that happened during the 3rd and 4th rounds because "I was probably borderline knocked out or something."[33] At the end of the fourth round, after more of St-Pierre's ground-and-pound onslaught, Penn's corner man Jason Parillo requested that the referee stop the fight. After the fight, Penn failed to attend the post-fight press conference due to having stayed in the hospital.

GSP and Penn UFC 94 weigh-in

GSP and Penn, during the weigh-in for UFC 94

During and after the fight, there arose some conflict surrounding the actions of Phil Nurse, who was working as GSP's cut-man. Nurse was seen after round 1 rubbing St-Pierre's back and shoulders, which, the Penn camp claimed, was Nurse applying Vaseline to GSP and what ultimately led to Penn's defeat. The UFC does not allow Vaseline to be applied to the back. It was formally investigated by the UFC and Nevada State Athletic Commission upon the request of the Penn camp, including a letter from Penn's mother to Dana White about the incident. Upon investigation, all claims were dismissed as false and warranted no disciplinary action or further investigation. After this so-called "Grease Gate", it was decided that fighters must receive the good luck hug from their coaches before having vaseline applied on the face by UFC officials before entering the cage, in order to make sure no vaseline is applied on the body of the fighters.

Following his win over Penn, St-Pierre fought and defeated number-one contender Thiago Alves at UFC 100. Alves showed promise on his feet standing up in the fight, but St-Pierre's wrestling offensive, endurance and ground control proved too much for the challenger, and put St-Pierre en route to a unanimous decision victory, despite suffering a pulled groin muscle in the fourth round. While St-Pierre said in his post fight interview that the injury was sustained in the third round, he later said on his blog[34] that the injury in fact occurred in the fourth round. On July 18, 2009 it was revealed that St-Pierre's groin injury would not require surgery.[35]

A scheduled bout between Mike Swick and Martin Kampmann would have determined the number 1 contender to the UFC Welterweight Championship. In early September, Swick pulled out of the fight due to an injury, effectively cancelling the title elimination aspect of the fight. After Martin Kampmann lost to Paul Daley at UFC 103, a fight between Swick and Dan Hardy was announced for UFC 105. The winner of that fight, who turned out to be Dan Hardy, earned the number 1 contender spot to challenge St-Pierre for the Welterweight title.[36].

St-Pierre's next fight was against Dan Hardy on March 27, 2010 at UFC 111 in Newark, New Jersey.[37] St-Pierre controlled the fight for the entirety of the five rounds, taking Hardy to the ground at will and landing strikes from top mount. St-Pierre also managed to take Hardy's back at several different times throughout the fight, and was close at finishing the fight with both an armbar and, later, a kimura; Hardy, however, refused to tap out in either submission attempt. The fight went the entire five rounds and St-Pierre was awarded the unanimous decision by the fight judges to retain his Welterweight title.[38]

2012 Summer Olympics Edit

It was revealed on January 2nd that St. Pierre was considering leaving MMA so he could try out for the Canadian freestyle wrestling team and compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[39] Though many sources have stated (his wrestling coaches in particular) that he is a great wrestler but would have to spend many years before he can even make the olympic team. St-Pierre himself actually cleared it up in the interview saying that he was overconfident of himself and that in the end wasn't a serious statement.

Acting career Edit

Death Warrior

DVD cover for Death Warrior. St-Pierre is in the background on the left-hand side.

St-Pierre has acted in two films, both written by martial artist Hector Echavarria. He will play "The Shaman" in Death Warrior, and Georges in Never Surrender.[40]

Championships and awards Edit

Mixed martial arts Edit

Other awards Edit

  • MMAPayout
    • Fighter of the Year 2009
  • World MMA Awards
    • Fighter of the Year 2009
  • Sports Illustrated (SI.com)
    • Fighter of the Year 2009
  • Lionel Conacher Award
    • Runner-up (first time an MMA fighter had been nominated)
  • Inside MMA on HDNET
    • Fighter of the Year 2009
  • MMAJunkie.com
    • Fighter of the Year 2009
  • Ask Men
    • Ranked as #36 in the 2009 Top 49 Most Influential Men
  • Fighters Only
    • 2008 Submission of the Year
  • Men's Fitness
    • Top 25 Fittest Guys in the World 2009
  • Rogers Sportsnet
    • Rogers Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year (2008)
    • Rogers Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year (2009)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Most Outstanding Fighter (2008, 2009)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–2 England flag Dan Hardy Decision (Unanimous) UFC 111: St.Pierre vs. Hardy 02010-
March
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March 27, 2010
5 5:00 United States flag Newark, New Jersey Defended the UFC Welterweight Championship
Win 19–2 Brazil flag Thiago Alves Decision (Unanimous) UFC 100 02009-
July
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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July 11, 2009
5 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada Defended UFC Welterweight Championship
Win 18–2 United States flag B.J. Penn TKO (Corner Stoppage) UFC 94: St Pierre vs Penn 2 02009-
January
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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January 31, 2009
4 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada Defended UFC Welterweight Championship
Win 17–2 United States flag Jon Fitch Decision (Unanimous) UFC 87: Seek and Destroy 02008-
August
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 9, 2008
5 5:00 United States flag Minneapolis, Minnesota Defended UFC Welterweight Championship
Won Fight of the Night
Win 16–2 United States flag Matt Serra TKO (Knees) UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2 02008-
April
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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April 19, 2008
2 4:45 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec Won Undisputed UFC Welterweight Championship
Win 15–2 United States flag Matt Hughes Submission (Armbar) UFC 79: Nemesis 02007-
December
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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December 29, 2007
2 4:54 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada Won Interim UFC Welterweight Championship
Won Submission of the Night
Win 14–2 United States flag Josh Koscheck Decision (Unanimous) UFC 74: Respect 02007-
August
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 25, 2007
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 13–2 United States flag Matt Serra TKO (Punches) UFC 69: Shootout 02007-
April
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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April 7, 2007
1 3:25 United States flag Houston, Texas Lost UFC Welterweight Championship
Win 13–1 United States flag Matt Hughes TKO (Strikes) UFC 65: Bad Intentions 02006-
November
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 18, 2006
2 1:25 United States flag Sacramento, California Won UFC Welterweight Championship
Win 12–1 United States flag B.J. Penn Decision (Split) UFC 58: USA vs Canada 02006-
March
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 4, 2006
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 11–1 United States flag Sean Sherk TKO (Strikes) UFC 56: Full Force 02005-
November
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 19, 2005
2 2:53 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 10–1 United States flag Frank Trigg Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 54: Boiling Point 02005-
August
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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August 20, 2005
1 4:09 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 9–1 United States flag Jason Miller Decision (Unanimous) UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell 2 02005-
April
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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April 16, 2005
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 8–1 United States flag Dave Strasser Submission (Kimura) TKO 19: Rage 02005-
January
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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January 29, 2005
1 1:52 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec
Loss 7–1 United States flag Matt Hughes Submission (Armbar) UFC 50: The War of '04 02004-
October
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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October 22, 2004
1 4:59 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey For Vacant UFC Welterweight Championship
Win 7–0 United States flag Jay Hieron TKO (Strikes) UFC 48: Payback 02004-
June
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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June 19, 2004
1 1:42 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 6–0 Armenia flag Karo Parisyan Decision (Unanimous) UFC 46: Supernatural 02004-
January
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January 31, 2004
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada UFC debut
Win 5-0 United States flag Pete Spratt Submission (Rear Naked Choke) TKO 14: Road Warriors 02003-
November
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November 29, 2003
1 3:40 Canada flag Victoriaville, Quebec
Win 4–0 United States flag Thomas Denny TKO (Cut) UCC 12: Adrenaline 02003-
January
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January 25, 2003
2 4:45 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec Defended UCC Welterweight Championship
Win 3–0 Canada flag Travis Galbraith TKO (Elbows) UCC 11: The Next Level 02002-
October
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October 11, 2002
1 2:03 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec Defended UCC Welterweight Championship
Win 2–0 Canada flag Justin Bruckmann Submission (Armbar) UCC 10: Battle for the Belts 2002 02002-
June
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June 15, 2002
1 3:54 Canada flag Gatineau, Quebec Won UCC Welterweight Championship
Win 1–0 Canada flag Ivan Menjivar TKO (Punches) UUC 7: Bad Boyz 02002-
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January 25, 2002
1 4:59 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec MMA debut

Entrance musicEdit

St-Pierre is noted for using French language rap music during his entrance walks.[41]

Event Entrance Music
UFC 50 "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West
UFC 52 "X Gon' Give It to Ya" by DMX
UFC 54 "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" by 2Pac
UFC 56 "Tout Le Monde Debout" by Neg' Marrons
UFC 58 "Tout Le Monde Debout" by Neg' Marrons
UFC 65 "Samurai" by Shurik'n
UFC 69 "Samurai" by Shurik'n
UFC 74 "Dirty Hous" by Rohff (feat. Big Ali)
UFC 79 "Territoire Hostile" by Sans Pression
UFC 83 "Numéro 1" by [Sans Pression
UFC 87 "Boulbi" by Booba
UFC 94 "L'Homme a Abattre" by Sinik
UFC 100 "Mornier 4 Life" by Imposs

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Georges St-Pierre
Preceded by:
Matt Hughes
UFC logo Succeeded by:
Matt Serra
UFC Welterweight Champion
November 18, 2006 – April 7, 2007
Georges St-Pierre
Preceded by:
Matt Serra
UFC logo Succeeded by:
Current title holder
UFC Welterweight Champion
April 19, 2008 – present

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