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Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves

Co-Main Event | UFC Welterweight Championship | 170 lbs

Georges St. Pierre defeats Thiago Alves via 5 Round Decision

Georges "Rush" St. Pierre
Mmaweekly large Thiago "Pitbull" Alves

St. Pierre
Round 5

Georges St. Pierre Thiago Alves

"Rush" "Pitbull"

18-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   17-5-0
Climbed to 19-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 17-6
-248 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +215 (Moderate Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Ca Canada   Nationality   Br Brazil
Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Fighting out of   Coconut Creek, Florida
28 years, 1 month, 1 day   Age at Fight   25 years, 9 months, 1 day
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
5'11" (180cm)   Height   5'9" (175cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
Imposs - Mornier 4 Life   Walkout Music   T.I. - Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)
Tristar Gym   Gym   American Top Team
UFC 100
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 100
  • Date: Saturday 07.11.2009
  • Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 9 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • St. Pierre Total Disclosed Pay: $400,000
  • Alves Total Disclosed Pay: $60,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Welterweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by St. Pierre
  • Event Links:

St. Pierre vs. Alves Wiki Update Wiki

There comes a time in every dominant champion’s reign when he meets the man who can dethrone him. At UFC 100 in July of 2009, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre did not meet that man.

Thiago Alves, a Brazilian Muay Thai wrecking machine, was the most potent threat to St. Pierre’s dominant reign. With brutal leg kicks, pinpoint striking, and one of the largest frames in the division, Alves possessed the means to replicate Matt Serra’s 2007 TKO of St. Pierre. For his part, St. Pierre was the most consistent and dominant MMA wrestler in the world. In the weeks leading up to the fight, it was debated what would occur if the champion decided to stand with the challenger for just a few seconds too long.

But as with so many of St. Pierre’s challenges, the potential for an epic encounter descended into a rout. St. Pierre repelled his toughest challenger to date with one of the most varied displays of mixed martial arts skills ever seen. He continuously mixed up his attack from the first round straight through to the fifth. He took the larger and stronger Alves down at will, landed more leg kicks than the challenger did, and even scored the only knockdown of the fight. About all that Alves was able to accomplish was to stand up from the bottom position better than most of St. Pierre’s opponents had. St. Pierre landed so many takedowns in part because Alves stood up so many times.

In the most dangerous point in the fight for the Champion, in third round, St. Pierre tore his abductor muscle when Alves attained a dominant position. Cornerman Greg Jackson, informed of the injury, told his fighter to “hit him [Alves] with your groin.” While St. Pierre did not exactly heed his coach’s advice, he did go out and dominate Alves for the last ten minutes, showing some serious heart to go along with his skill.

At the end of the night, St. Pierre had not only repelled the most dangerous knockout artist in the division with flying colors, but he had also set a UFC record for most consecutive rounds won dating back to his 2007 win over Josh Koscheck (22 straight rounds over six fights). After his win against Dan Hardy at UFC 111, St. Pierre extended the streak to 27 straight winning rounds.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:46 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Misc  |  Georges St-Pierre and Thiago Alves UFC Magazine Photo Shoot report dead link

    Watch Georges St-Pierre and Thiago Alves pose for the cameras for their UFC Magazine photo shoot ahead of their UFC 100 fight.

  • Video Blog  |  Thiago Alves UFC 100 video blog report dead link

    Watch the official Thiago Alves video blog before his UFC 100 fight with Georges St-Pierre.

St. Pierre vs. Alves Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Hey guys. My new blog is up. As promised I put the play-by-play of fight week. It's kinda funny :) go to http://stpierre.yardbarker.com/
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