Bisping vs St Pierre

Bisping vs St Pierre Live Stream in New York’s Madison Square Garden Saturday 04,Nov.In the co-main event, budding superstar Cody Garbrandt seeks his first bantamweight title defense against a former teammate and champion in TJ Dillashaw, UFC 21  — and just like in 2017, it’s bringing along three title fights, UFC 217 PPV.

Bisping vs St Pierre Live

Bisping vs St Pierre

UFC 217 — Early Preliminaries
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Madison Square Garden — New York City, New York

UFC 217 — Prelims
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Madison Square Garden — New York City, New York

UFC 217 — Main Event
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: Madison Square Garden — New York City, New York

Bisping vs St Pierre

Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre will be headlining UFC 217 in the main event at Madison Square Garden, as Bisping tries to defend his belt against the 25-2 St-Pierre. It’s a clash of styles, as the methodical, technical St-Pierre will be looking to get the brash Bisping off balance. UFC 217 features a full card, with other key fights including the likes of Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas in a championship bout.

It will be a long night of fights spanned over a few networks, so here’s everything you need to know to watch UFC 217. For UFC Fight Pass, there is a 7-day free trial, and after that, packages start $7.99 a month.

Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre is the biggest fight the UFC could have possibly put at the top of UFC 217. St-Pierre is on the Mount Rushmore of all-time MMA greats, is making his comeback after four years in retirement and Bisping is no slouch himself. He’s earned 20 victories, the most in UFC history, while also being one of the few men to have won both “The Ultimate Fighter” and a UFC belt.

However, how Bisping vs. St-Pierre has come off does not seem to be gaining the traction it probably deserves. The reasons for this are manifold. Bisping’s trash talk is getting a bit played out. Fans who came to the sport because of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey don’t remember or care about GSP. And the stakes of the fight have also been undermined by the fact that both fighters are at the end of their careers and because Bisping is one of the weakest champions in the sport.

The 38-year-old Englishman has not fought in more than a year and his most high-profile wins came over a 46-year-old Dan Henderson and a 40-year-old Anderson Silva, who was coming off a failed PED test. Interim champion Robert Whittaker, who got the belt as the world waited for Bisping to fight St. Pierre, and the rest of the top five fighters in the division can all legitimately argue they’re better than Bisping.

The lack of buzz around the fight has obscured the fact that it is actually a fascinating matchup. When it was finally confirmed, St-Pierre was the slight favorite because he is the archetype of the modern mixed martial artist. Precise on his feet and smothering on the ground, he is a master of taking fights to the place where his opponent is most uncomfortable.

Bisping, on the other hand, is a bit of an oddball. He won the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2006 as a fast-talking 27-year-old light heavyweight but then dropped down to middleweight a year after he joined the big show. A jack of all trades but master of none, Bisping’s career progressed in fits and starts and he eventually earned the unofficial title of being the best fighter to have never competed for a belt. Then he beat Silva, took on champion Luke Rockhold on 17 days notice and stunned the world by getting a 1st round TKO/KO via a perfectly timed, and perhaps a bit lucky, short left hand.