Fighter Scouting Report: Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre

Vitals

5'10" 170 lbs (Welterweight)
76" reach, Orthodox
May 23, 1981

Record

25-2 (UFC: 19-2)

Current Streak

12 straight wins

Training

3rd Dan Brown Belt in Kyokushin Kaikan
Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Belt in Gaidojutsu
Black Belt in Shidokan


Championships Held

UCC/TKO Welterweight Champion: 2002 (one successful title defense)
UFC Welterweight Champion: 2006-2007 (no successful title defenses), 2008-present (nine successful title defenses)
UFC Interim Welterweight Champion: 2007 (no title defenses)

Strengths

– very experienced yet still in his prime
– very long reach
– master in multiple martial arts disciplines (four black belts)
– superb MMA wrestler – perhaps best in the sport
– best takedown accuracy in UFC history (73.7%)
– great takedown defense also
– great boxing skills – terrific jab 
– versatile striking game
– next to impossible to KO or submit
– very big welterweight – walks around at over 190 pounds
– great cardio
– terrific athlete
– great ground and pound
– great at passing guard
– great striking defense – fourth best striking defense in UFC history
– goes for lots of submissions on the ground
– very well coached
– extremely cerebral fighter
– big/strong/muscular for a welterweight – bullies his opponent
– extremely quick and closing ground/shooting takedowns
– landed the most significant strikes & total strikes in UFC history 

 

Weaknesses

– doesn't finish fights
– no knockout power
– can be knocked out & submitted (although very rare)
– doesn't land many strikes in the clinch
– has admitted to not being motivated in the past
– can be overly cautious
– on wrong side of 30 now


Synopsis

What more can you say about GSP?  One of the best ever.

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