St Pierre wins UFC Middleweight championship.

After four years away from the octagon, UFC star George St Pierre (GSP) returned and submitted Michael Bisping in the third round to win his first Middleweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  

GSP is now the fourth person in UFC history alongside Conor McGregor, B.J Penn and Randy Couture to become a champion in multiple divisions.  

The Canadian last fought in November 2013 when he successfully defended his Welterweight title before vacating the title in December of that year to take a hiatus.  

The new champion showed no signs of rust in the opening round as he came out the aggressor landing accurate strikes on his opponent.  

Bisping was taken down in the first round but got back up quickly.  

GSP continued to control the pace of the fight in the second round and once again took down the 36-year-old. Surprisingly Bipsing was able to recover landing a vicious strike, and it looked like the champion was finding his form.  

Bipsing started to turn the fight around in the third round connecting with an elbow that busted GSP open.  

Nevertheless, GSP was able to endure his opponent’s offense before dropping Bipsing with a left hand. That was the beginning of the end for the English fighter as once he was taken down GSP managed to lock in a rare-naked choke, choking Bipsing unconscious.  

Bipsing congratulated his opponent saying “tonight was his night,” but admitted he was “crushed inside.” GSP said his victory was “a dream come true.”

Edited by Adam Benfell. 

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