Check out some of the best photographs from UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre, a historic night that saw three belts change hands.
After a thrilling night of action, three new champions were crowned in the UFC. Madison Square Garden witnessed a historic night with the returning Georges St-Pierre defeating Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. Joining GSP in the winner’s circle were T.J. Dillashaw who settled his bitter grudge match with former team mate Cody Garbrandt, and Rose Namajunas who shocked the fighting world in defeating the previously udefeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Check out all the best pictures from the night’s events that saw controversy, dramatic stoppages, and the crowning of not just new champions, but perhaps the title of greatest fighter of all-time.
- Middleweight Title: Georges St-Pierre def. Michael Bisping via technical submission (rear naked choke), round 3, 4:23.
- Bantamweight Title: T.J. Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via KO (punches), round 2, 2:41.
- Women’s Strawweight title: Rose Namajunas def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk via TKO (punches), round 1, 3:03.
- Welterweight: Stephen Thompson def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Middleweight: Paulo Henrique Costa def. Johny Hendricks via TKO (punches), round 2, 1:23.
- Lightweight: James Vick def. Joseph Duffy via TKO (punches), round 2, 4:59.
- Heavyweight: Mark Godbeer def. Walt Harris by DQ (illegal head kick), round 2, 4:29.
- Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux def. Corey Anderson via KO (head kick), round 3, 1:25.
- Welterweight: Randy Brown def. Mickey Gall via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
- Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes def. Alexey Oliynyk via TKO (doctor stoppage), round 2, 1:56.
- Bantamweight: Ricardo Ramos def. Aiemann Zahabi via KO (spinning back elbow), round 3, 1:58.