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UFC Georges St Pierre

The mixed martial arts news just keep getting better and better for them Canadians. Less than a week after discovering light heavyweight champ Jon Jones would now headline the UFC’s Toronto show on September 22nd, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre confirmed Monday his surgically-repaired right knee has received medical clearance – green lighting his participation in UFC 154.

“I’m now medically cleared to compete in professional mixed martial arts events- Rendez-vous le 17 novembre, @UFC 154, Montréal!!!” St-Pierre tweeted just moments ago.

St-Pierre and interim champion Carlos Condit will collide inside Montreal’s Bell Centre to unify the 170-pound crown.

Prior to undergoing surgery in December, St-Pierre was originally scheduled to defend his hardware against Condit at UFC 137 this past October. The baddest welterweight in bare feet hasn’t been seen since beating Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April 2011. The fight marked his ninth consecutive victory and sixth straight title defense.

“Rush’s” extended absence forced the UFC to manufacture a welterweight belt. Condit captured the fabricated title by taking a controversial decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 in February.

Here are the athletes slated to appear in the November 17th extravaganza:

Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Mark Bocek

Pablo Garza vs. Mark Hominick

Francis Carmont vs. Tom Lawlor

Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks

Carlos Condit (UFC interim welterweight champion) vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC welterweight champion)


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