UFC 124 Georges St-Pierre vs Josh Koscheck II for the Welterweight Championship. UFC 124 will be seen live in Montreal, Canada on December 11, 2010. GSP has the belt and Josh Koscheck is hungry to take it from him. GSP is an exciting fighter who always makes for a great bout. Don’t show up to your local sports bar late because the rest of the card is not too shabby either. Jim Miller is always exciting and he fights a hungry young fighter called Charles Oliveira. Joe Stephenson is trying to climb his way back up the ranks in the UFC, while Matt Danzig is treading water and hoping not to drown in the tough UFC competition. And don’t forget Thiago Alves, he wants to make a good impression and get another shot at the title. Look for UFC 124 to be an exciting event filled with great UFC fights.
Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck -GSP and Josh Koscheck will meet for the second time at UFC 124. Josh Koscheck lost a unanimous decision to GSP at UFC 74 three and a half years ago. Both fighters have improved their skills since that fight. GSP is the better overall fighter and one of the best pound for pound fighters in the UFC. GSP is the UFC Welterweight Champion. Josh Koscheck has improved his skills since their last meeting and is ready for a title shot. Who will win and why?
The Ultimate Fighter 12 has shown us important tendencies about both of these fighters. GSP is all business when it comes to fighting. He does his work, goes into the ring and wins. Outside the ring, GSP is one of the more respectful fighters you will ever see. Some fans have mistaken this respectfulness as a weakness, but it is not. GSP is a tough UFC champion who knows how to treat people outside the ring. GSP may beat other fighters up inside of the ring, but he will also shake their hands after the match.
Josh Koscheck (on the other hand) showed his true self during the Ultimate Fighter 12. Josh Koscheck is a punk and a hot head. He does not seem to know how to treat people with respect. Josh Koscheck looked down on GSP throughout The Ultimate Fighter 12. He looked down on the fighters. Josh Koscheck does not know how to keep the fight inside the ring and treat people with respect outside of the ring. He seems to want to be the bad boy in the UFC. Good thing for Josh that he still has talent.
This should be a great fight at UFC 124. GSP has the advantage, but Josh Koscheck will give GSP everything he can handle. Look for this fight to turn into a brawl if Josh Koscheck is able to push GSP into his type of fight. Both men are good on their feet. I would give the advantage to GSP because he has great punches and kicks. Koscheck is a wrestler with something to prove. He will want to take GSP down and try to pound him out. The problem is Koscheck may find himself on his back for much of the fight. Wrestlers do not like to be on their backs. GSP proved his wrestling skills in their first fight. Both men can punch, but GSP just might have a little too much for Josh Koscheck to handle at the moment. Look for this to be a decision win for GSP. A knockout by either fighter at UFC 124 would lend excitement at the end of a great UFC card.
Stefan Struve vs. Sean McCorkle-on paper, this looks like a mismatch for Stefan Struve. Struve is 4-2 in the UFC, while this is on the second fight for Sean McCorkle in the UFC. McCorkle has fought mostly unknown fighters. Stefan Struve has fought a few known fighters; however he has been knocked out by them. Roy Nelson knocked him out and Junior Dos Santos knocked Stefan Struve out. McCorkle is good on his feet and on the ground. I would give the advantage to McCorkle because I believe Dana White set this fight up for some reason. He wanted to see if Sean McCorkle has what it takes to really fight in the UFC. The only question that remains is if Sean McCorkle will still be undefeated after UFC 124 is over. In my opinion, I would not have put this fight right in the middle of a great UFC card. Let’s hope it excites us with more than most of us expect from these two fighters.
Jim Miller vs. Charles Oliveira-This may be the most exciting fight of the night. GSP and Josh Koscheck have the headlines, while these two fighters are hungry for the headlines. Jim Miller has more experience than Charles Oliveira. Charles Oliveira has a ton of skill. The Brazilian is schooled in the art of mixed martial arts, but is he ready for Jim Miller. Not likely. Jim Miller has skill in every aspect of the mixed martial arts world. He can punch, he can fight, he can wrestle, he can ground and pound and he is skilled in submissions. This fight may wind up with both fighters standing. If it does, expect Jim Miller to pound on Charles Oliveira all night long. Oliveira has not lost a fight, but Jim Miller will test the Brazilian throughout their fight. I expect Jim Miller to pull out another victory. However, I am always open to surprises in the UFC. That’s what makes the UFC such an exciting sport to watch.
Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig-Mac Danzig won the Ultimate Fighter 6 and has not been what everybody expected in the UFC. Mac Danzig has lost four of his last five fights against tough UFC fighters. At UFC 124, things do not get any easier for Mac Danzig. At UFC 124 Mac Danzig will fight a hungry fighter named Joe Stevenson. Joe Stevenson has been out of the UFC picture since his loss to BJ Penn for the Lightweight championship in 2008. Stevenson has been 3-2 against the best of the UFC since that time. He is a great fighter who is hungry to climb up the ladder and get another shot at a championship. Matt Danzig should not be able to stop Joe Stevenson’s climb. In fact, Mac Danzig may be on his way out of the UFC if he does not win this fight. Look for Joe Stevenson to school Mac Danzig throughout this fight. Expect Stevenson to win by a decision or a submission. Sorry Mac Danzig, this may not be your night. You have not done very well against the best of the UFC.
Thiago Alves vs. John Howard-Thiago Alves needs to get back to his winning ways at UFC 124. John Howard just might be what Thiago Alves needs to turn his career back in the right direction. Alves has lost his last two fights to very tough fighters. Interestingly, he is a UFC fighter who beat Josh Koscheck. John Howard poses some problems on his feet, but if he can get Howard to the ground, Alves will finish the lesser ground fighter. Look for Alves to get a decision or a submission in this fight. This fight is made to order for him, he better be sure to thank Dana White for dangling a victorious carrot right in front of him. We can’t take anything away from John Howard, but he is too inexperienced to beat a fighter like Alves. Alves wants another chance at the Welterweight championship against GSP.
Preliminary Bouts-no bouts will be seen free on Spike TV this time
Mark Bocek vs. Dustin Hazelett
Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Rafael Natal
Matthew Riddle vs. Sean Pierson
Joe Doerksen vs. Dan Miller
TJ Grant vs. Ricardo Almeida
Pat Audinwood vs. John Makdessi
UFC 124 Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck should be a great time for the people in Montreal, Canada. This venue has some great fights and is worthy of a drive to your local sports bar. Takes some friends, drink a beer (do not drink and drive) and enjoy a fantastic night full of UFC fights at UFC 124. It should be a blast.