UFC 167: GSP vs. Hughes II and 10 Other Full, Free Fights to Get You Hyped
So, how hyped are you for UFC 167?
Not at all!? What's wrong with you? Well, maybe this will fix it.
Buckle yourself in for 10 full, free fights ahead of UFC 167, featuring many fighters from the card. Some are classics, some are modern favorites. Some you may have never seen before.
Regardless, I defy you to not be excited for Saturday's card after watching all these fights.
Georges St-Pierre vs. Matt Hughes II
Matt Hughes handed Georges St-Pierre his first ever MMA loss, and GSP was fairly quick to avenge it.
In their second, GSP didn't just beat Matt Hughes, a seemingly unstoppable force in the UFC. He demolished him, landing kicks and punches with ease before catching him with a head-kick that set up for a memorable second-round finish.
Georges St-Pierre vs. Jay Hieron
Kickin' it old school!
In one of GSP's earliest UFC appearances, we saw him knock out the one and only Jay Hieron.
This fight, which took place at UFC 48, was St-Pierre's second fight in the Octagon and the seventh of his career.
Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck
While GSP started off his career as a pinpoint-accurate finisher, these days he is known (and, too often, criticized for) going to the judges after 25 minutes of imposing his will on a fighter.
This is one of those fights, as GSP lands punch after unanswered punch on a helpless Josh Koscheck, bringing an end to their feud that was developed over The Ultimate Fighter Season 12.
Johny Hendricks vs. Jon Fitch
The fight that really put Johny Hendricks on the map as both a legitimate title contender and one of the UFC's greatest one-punch knockout threats. It's over before it even starts as, with his first swing, Hendricks plants one right on Fitch's face, knocking him out cold.
Johny Hendricks vs. Charlie Brenneman
Is that Ben Askren?
Nope. It's just Charlie Brenneman, who got an early wrestling edge on Hendricks before trying to stand and bang with him. In the end, he would prove it's really hard to wrestle somebody when you have a major concussion.
Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz II
Oddly, the only full, free fight the UFC has up on YouTube for the former light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, is his second bout with Tito Ortiz...and it's in Spanish. Whatever.
We'll see if Evans can channel some of that version of himself before fighting Chael Sonnen.
Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann
Hey, remember back when everyone called Sonnen a lay-and-pray wrestler? Never went for finishes?
Well, this fight right here sees him force the heavy-handed Brian Stann to tap after absolutely dominating him on the ground. It's all topped off with his awesome, historic, pro wrestling-style call-out of Anderson Silva.
Erik Perez vs. Byron Bloodworth
If you don't, it's OK.
Erik "Goyito" Perez is the UFC's "Great Brown Hope," and they are pushing the hell out of him and his lucha mask in Mexico. Because of that, he is one of the few undercard fighters who have a full fight officially posted by the UFC.
It's in Spanish. Don't like it? Too bad.
Sergio Pettis vs. James Porter
The UFC isn't the only promotion to use YouTube to hype their fighters!
Check out Sergio Pettis' most recent victory over James Porter, whom he demonstrates his strong striking and submission skills against. Pettis is the little brother of the UFC lightweight champ and makes his debut on this card.
A Bunch More!
Rather than just 10 free fight videos...how about we rattle off a bunch more?
You can check out what is possibly GSP's most exciting performance, his fight with Carlos Condit, right here.
Rory MacDonald's MMA debut can be found right here. Try to hold in the urge to smoosh his cute little cheeks.
Josh Koscheck roughs up Dustin Hazelett here.
Last, but not least, Donald Cerrone's amazing knockout of Melvin Guillard? Right here.