Co-Main Event | UFC Welterweight Championship | 170 lbs
Georges St. Pierre defeats Thiago Alves via 5 Round Decision
|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)|
|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|
- 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
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.
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.