UFC 217 Bisping Vs St-Pierre Live Streaming - The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday for UFC 217. The main event of the pay-per-view card sees middleweight champion Michael Bisping putting his title on the line against long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Watch UFC 217 stream- Michael Bisping Vs Georges St-Pierre Live Streaming Free on your PC, laptop, Mac, Ipad, Tab, Ps4/3, I-phone Android or any other online device.
UFC 217 LIVE STREAM: http://ufc-live.org/
GSP is one of the great wrestlers in MMA history and that should determine a lot about Bisping’s approach. The Brit will ultimately want to keep things standing, where he’s generally done his best work over the years. Bisping has alluded to as much in his fiery pre-fight press conference exchanges with St-Pierre.
A volume striker, Bisping will do well to stick to his usual strategy of maintaining distance and peppering with low-percentage striking. That approach has resulted in ‘The Count’ landing 4.44 strikes per minute with 38% success, compared to opponents landing just 2.63 at 34% accuracy. Interestingly, though, this plays into the strategy GSP used late in his career.
GSP’s reputation as a wrestler was so lofty that he was forced to develop himself as a striker, averaging 3.77 SLpM at 53% accuracy, while opponents managed just 1.38 SLpM at 28% accuracy. Essentially, they were so worried about the takedown that he could land a tactically placed punch almost at will.
Part of the success of that recipe, however, was reliance on size; GSP was the bigger man in almost every fight of his welterweight career. But the same certainly won’t be true in this middleweight bout.
Both of these fighters are accustomed to having the home field advantage, with GSP’s title defenses often happening in Canada and Bisping’s fights in England. Neither has that advantage this time around (although the guess is the crowd will be pro-GSP) and it will be intriguing to see how they react.
Bisping has landed 1,533 significant strikes in UFC competition, the most in company history.
Bisping is one of three fighters in UFC history to record 100 or more significant strikes in five separate bouts. T.J. Dillashaw and Joanna Jedrzejczyk also accomplished the feat.
Bisping’s 210 leg kicks landed in UFC middleweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Bisping’s five knockdowns landed from the clinch position in UFC competition are the second most in company history behind Silva (seven).
St-Pierre has landed 2,523 total strikes in UFC competition, the most in company history.
St-Pierre defends 73 percent of all opponent significant strike attempts in UFC competition, the second highest rate in company history behind Jon Madsen (81.4 percent).
St-Pierre’s 84 takedowns landed in UFC competition are most in company history.
St-Pierre lands 73.7 percent of all takedown attempts in UFC competition, the second highest rate in company history behind Robbie Lawler (76.2 percent).
St-Pierre’s total control time of 2:35:57 in UFC fights is the most in company history.
St-Pierre has gone 175 consecutive minutes of winning cage time without a stoppage, the longest stretch among active UFC fighters.
St-Pierre has attempted 23 submissions in UFC welterweight fights, the third most in divisional history behind Chris Lytle (31) and Matt Brown (24).