The Hound of the Wolf

For the strength of Pack is in the Wolf, and the strength of Wolf is in the Pack -Rudyard Kipling

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

UFC 124: GSP vs Koscheck

Last September, UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre or GSP visited Manila to promote mixed martial arts to the general public. The charismatic UFC champion has vowed to return to the Philippines for a vacation. Vacation can wait but for now, GSP must defend his welterweight belt at UFC 124 against one of MMA's bad ass fighter, Josh Koscheck. This will going to be the second time both fighter meet in the Octagon with GSP claiming victory on the first via Unanimous Decision. Koscheck is an outstanding stand-up fighter with knockout power and can definitely wrestle. Great skills yet bad ass attitude.

GSP (20-2), on the other hand, sticked to his ground game and wrestling and bringing himself victories through decision. He has somehow strayed away from striking and settled to a 'grind-it-out' style for his recent fights. I would want to see GSP's Muay Thai mixing up with Kos' dirty boxing with both fighters more hard take downs and slams. Another angle that needs to be seen is the potential "upset" of the champion. There has been trend in UFC nowadays that the underdog always win over the favorite.

My prediction is that GSP will win this one on close unanimous decision. UFC 124 on December 11 2010 at Ballz Channel and Spike.