Johny Hendricks is right now the clear cut challenger for UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s belt. He’s had to wait a long time to finally get a chance at the title but it looks like he’s finally going to get it in November.
Tonight on UFC Tonight, it was confirmed that Hendricks and St. Pierre will face off in November 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The number of the event isn’t known yet.
Hendricks is currently riding a six fight win streak, with three of those wins coming via stoppage. His last time out, Hendricks fought Carlos Condit at UFC 158, a card headlined by St. Pierre, and won a unanimous decision in one of the better fights this year. At welterweight right now, Hendricks is easily the most formidable challenge for the champ and should provide an interesting match-up, with heavy hands and a strong wrestling base.
St. Pierre, as aforementioned, last fought at UFC 158 where he won a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz. Many people thought that Hendricks should have gotten the fight instead of Diaz at the time. The champ hasn’t lost since 2007 against Matt Serra, and is on an eleven fight win streak, though he hasn’t finished a fight since 2009 against B.J. Penn.
This will also be the first time that St. Pierre has fought outside of Canada since his fight against Dan Hardy at UFC 111 in New Jersey in 2010.