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The UFC match that opened up the history for MMA tournament

The timeline of November 12 marked the memories of many MMA fans when they witnessed the historical births.

23 years ago, the UFC 1 event was officially launched to the audience with 7 matches between boxers from all sects to find the strongest. Here, the Gracie Martial Arts clan initiated a MMA tournament.

UFC 1 also saw for the first time – the concept of Mixed Martial Arts was born when television critic Howard Rosenberg named this new multi-discipline format. After 7 matches, Royce Gracie – the most famous heir of the Gracie clan took the throne with effective Jutsu skills.

The Brazilian martial artist’s victory proves two things: the tightening skills of the Brazilian Jutsu are essential to becoming a perfect fighter, and the MMA ring is the most comprehensive place to find martial artists. The best in the world.

UFC 1 has witnessed the historic birth of MMA

So far, the UFC’s role has made MMA the most attractive sport in the world, producing superstars who have made a mark on the history of martial arts. And by accident, UFC number one star, Conor McGregor, 23 years later, on the same day the tournament opened in the past, continued to write the company’s new history.

UFC 1 has witnessed the historic birth of MMA

However, unlike the man who failed to write history, Conor McGregor created a shock when he easily overcame the light defending champion Eddie Alvarez after just two games, becoming the champion. The enemy has the first 2 consecutive weight classes in the tournament.

Conor McGregor won 2 weight classes at the same time

At this time, the puncher with the nickname The Notorious officially surpassed the contemporaries, becoming the number 1 star of the tournament. This is also the premise that makes Conor favored by the UFC, creating the opportunity to challenge Floyd Mayweather a year later.

Since Conor McGregor’s achievements, the 2-weight Superfight movement has also taken place continuously, witnessing three new kings, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, and Henry Cejudo.

In addition to the two milestones in 1993 and 2011, in 2011, UFC officially signed a contract with FOX Sports channel, bringing its matches to television worldwide, opening an era of explosive love. billions of dollars of the most attractive tournament on the planet.

Looking back at the most controversial match in UFC history (Part 2)

From the scoreboard to the match result, even President Dana White was amazed at the ring. Not to mention the loser Hendricks, who thought he had won, knelt to the floor in disappointment.

In terms of stance, Johny Hendricks did a good job at damaging the opponent. He had more accurate attacks (142 hits compared to 125 attacks by GSP). He is only one successful drop from the champion (2/4 vs. 3/6 from GSP).

After the press conference, Dana White expressed frustration with the judges’ transcripts. He even asked the governor of Nevada to come in to check the transparency of the Sports Commission (NSAC) in this match.

George St Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks endured the ax

Immediately after the match, George St Pierre also announced a career pause and left the championship title. However, he did not admit to questionable results or a rematch with Johnny Hendricks.

George St Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks

The Canadian boxer decided to leave the UFC and left the buzz, right after that at UFC 171, Johny Hendricks overcame Robbie Lawler to win the Welterweight throne that he just missed.

Doubt after the game

2013 was also just before the time of USADA. This is the US Anti-Doping Commission participated in the process of “purifying” UFC with a series of boxers who were later banned. At the end of the match, GSP actively offered to pay for voluntary banned substance testing by VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association). However, Hendricks declined the request.

The GSP asked Johny Hendricks to expand the scope of testing for banned substances

Since the USADA took over the UFC banned substance inspection with strict weight-cutting and testing laws, audiences have witnessed a brazen Hendricks with consecutive losses and overweight. This unusual performance of Hendricks further makes the audience believe that the American puncher has used unauthorized additives in the past.

However, the lack of concrete evidence at the time of the rooftop with George St Pierre made the controversy impossible to come to an end.

It has been 7 years since the controversial result, St-Pierre returned to the title streak against Michael Bisping in 2017. Meanwhile, the slumping performance caused Johny Hendricks to lose his position. He only had Achievements 3 wins – 6 losses after the match in the past.

It can be said that in terms of long-distance, George St Pierre is still a more successful man. However, when talking about 25 minutes on the stage at UFC 167, Johny Hendricks created a match that caused the most public opinion in history.

Looking back at the most controversial match in UFC history (Part 1)

Let’s take a look at what happened in the most controversial UFC title match between George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks.

Seeing Silva lose his title to Weidman at UFC 162, Jon Jones failed to defend against Gustafsson at UFC 165, fans could not help but worry when George St Pierre entered the 9th consecutive title defense match against Johnny Hendricks at UFC 167.

And that concern has come true because Hendricks broke a series of 5 consecutive victories with a sledgehammer left hand that made the Canadian champion go through the most difficult 5 rounds of his career.

Johny Hendricks confronted George St Pierre at UFC 167 in 2013

Right from the first half, Hendricks made GSP difficult because of his strong hand. Except for the situation that almost led to a squeeze in the first half, the Canadian boxer fought back very hard against the fighting style of the challenger.

Unlike George St Pierre’s earlier rivals, both in standing and in wrestling, Hendricks did not appear to be outmoded in any way.

For the first time in years, GSP encountered a complete fighter, both standing, and wrestling like Hendricks. Even so, Hendricks’s resistance to wrestling with a series of knee blows and rear hand shocks made the GSP’s Wrestling forte ineffective.

Johny Hendricks confronted George St Pierre at UFC 167 in 2013

In the second half, an upper-cut from Hendricks caused GSP to wobble, luckily for the champion when his sanity helped him survive the second half of the game. This is arguably the brightest spot of Hendricks since the beginning of the match.

In the third half, GSP started to rise when Hendricks revealed a loophole in the anti-wrestling phase. “The Rush” now changed its active interception strategy with left jabs and counter-attacks, slowing the opponent’s attack rhythm.

However, GSP still lost points before a fall of Hendricks at the end of the half, but the control time was not much for the challenger to regain the game.

Johny Hendricks lost points in the third half

In the fourth half, heavy attacks from Hendricks left two serious tears on GSP’s cheeks. By the 5th half, the new physical advantage caused GSP to have 2 successful knockdown situations, bringing the game again to a close point division. At the end of 5 innings, the scoreboard was announced with a close victory for George St Pierre with the score (48-47 x2, 48-47 for Hendricks).

Top 5 best mixed martial arts boxers in the world nowadays (Part 2)

In May 2015, Jones was banned from playing at the UFC for six months after causing an accident and running away while driving. Because of that incident, Jones lost No. 1 in the UFC best boxer ranking and the championship belt then went to Cormier himself.

4. Conor McGregor

Referring to the current martial arts, it is impossible to ignore “The Crazy Guy” Conor McGregor. Extravagant personality but Irish boxers have respectable talent. He ended up Jose Aldo’s furry dominance for nearly 10 years with the fastest knock-out in title match history with a time of 13 seconds.

More impressively, when he switched to light competition, McGregor also won the championship title after the victory over Eddie Alvarez when he knocked out his opponent three times. With this feat, McGregor set a record when he became the first boxer to hold two UFC championships simultaneously.

Conor McGregor owns the fastest knockout phase in history with a time of 13 seconds.

McGregor is famous for his ability to hit with lightning strikes from his left hand. At the end of last year, the whole world had a fever when it was reported that McGregor would be on top with “lonely and defeated” Floyd Mayweather on the boxing ring.

5. Demetrious Johnson

The last name is very familiar. Demetrious Johnson has dominated the UFC since its inception in 2012. Johnson has a streak of 12 consecutive wins and holds the UFC’s record as a successful champion belt defender many times. 10 times at most.

Johnson is the most successful champion belt defender 10 times

Johnson is a complete fighter. He has almost perfected his ability to attack and defend. Currently, Johnson is a martial artist at No. 1 in many prestigious MMA charts in the world such as ESPN, Sherdog, MMAjunkie. There is information that Johnson is about to move to play in the higher weight class due to not finding a worthy opponent in the fly class.

Above are the top 5 MMA boxing athletes in the world nowadays.