UFC comes to Canada for the first time ever on Saturday, April 19th! One year ago, Matt "The Terror" Serra shocked the world by defeating Georges "Rush" St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Now, after defeating Matt Hughes in December, St-Pierre enters the Octagon as the Interim Welterweight Champion to face the man who took his title - this time, in his home province of Quebec. Can Serra beat St-Pierre for a second time? The undisputed king of the 170-pound weight class will be determined at UFC 83: SERRA VS. ST-PIERRE 2 - Saturday, April 19, live on Pay-Per-View from Montreal, Quebec.
Newly crowned UFC® Welterweight Bouts Champion Georges St-Pierre came into his first title defense as a heavy favorite against veteran Matt Serra. However it was Serra who shocked the MMA world with his TKO of the champion.
On a night of great fights Welterweight Shonie Carter and Matt Serra topped the action with a fight that delivered a spinning back fist in a match amongst a myriad of twists and turns, with each man having his moments both standing and on the mat.
Matt Hughes had redemption on his mind after losing his title to BJ Penn in January of 2004, and what better way to get it than to win back the UFC®® belt Penn was stripped of. Standing in his way was young Canadian superstar Georges St. Pierre, who gave Hughes all he could handle until the Illinois native locked in an armbar and submitted 'Rush' with just one second left in the first round.