Georges St-Pierre challenges Michael Bisping to fight at UFC 217

Georges St-Pierre challenges Michael Bisping to fight at UFC 217

Before Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker do battle, a simulation via EA Sports UFC 2 has been released.

In past years, the UFC held open workouts during International Fight Week at exclusive clubs and drew overflow crowds that poured out of the building.

Klose wants to make sure he tests that theory in Las Vegas, and if he can get a big win on the big stage, the second half of 2017 is going to look very interesting for him.

"(Bisping) is in line for the victor", UFC president Dana White told MMA Junkie. "A lot of that goes to helping these other elite fighters prepare for their fights".

It's insane to think about what Yoel Romero has accomplished inside of the Octagon, especially after entering Mixed Martial Arts at such a late age.

His most recent success in the Octagon came against Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in Kansas back in April, a fight ending in a bloody technical knockout. A prime example of this would be his fight against Machida, who didn't push the pace for the first two rounds, and paid the price getting knocked out by a fresh Romero in the third.

"One percent better" has always been the mantra of former UFC lightweight champion Henderson, and he's passed it on to his teammates, who have taken it upon themselves to pass it on.

There are many reasons for the change, and majority unavoidable. In January, he got a late notice call to step in and face Devin Powell, and he responded with a clear-cut unanimous decision win, putting to rest any notion of the first-time UFC jitters. It then focused efforts around a classic friends-turned-foe matchup between Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw before the former went down with an injury.

Headlining the card will be a women's bantamweight title bout between champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko.

The comeback seems to always be on hold or on a "TBA" status ever since the press conference was held to announce a fight without a date attached.

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An interim middleweight title fight between Romero and Robert Whittaker at UFC 213 on 8 July was booked instead, with the victor expected to face Bisping.

Dana White said last week that he met with St-Pierre and that he would face the victor of the upcoming welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia at UFC 214.

He was then expected to defend his belt against number one contender Yoel Romero but was said to be delaying the fight as he did not want to face the Cuban. She gets to face an opponent she faced a year ago in Shevchenko where she won by unanimous decision.

He planned to take a break to let the weight class sort itself out before the UFC 213 opportunity arose.

"I'm the type of person that reasons with the times and moments that present themselves in my life", Romero said. Romero's workout was less traditional and more hybrid, as he stretched out and bounded around.

"If we keep it on the hands, I'll tear him apart", Whittaker said.

Romero is hoping his age leads to his opponents underestimating him. It was enough to draw a wide grin, as Romero's journey to the sport's apex has been a long one. He knows why the night comes.

To Romero, it's as grand as ever.

It's hard to dislike Romero, the former Olympian from Cuba who talks of his love of his faith and family nearly regardless of what he's being questioned about.

But boy would I feel stupid now, because that's exactly what's happened.

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