Barring an unforeseen setback such as an injury, it appears UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre will put his gold up for grabs against top contender Johny Hendricks in October. However, no specific date or location has been attached to the tilt.
Organization head Dana White confirmed the targeted timeframe with UFC Central.
Based on White’s expectations, the outing will almost certainly mark the first title-defense for GSP outside of his native Canada since March 2010 when he beat Dan Hardy. Since then the 24-2 superstar has racked up four victories, beating Josh Koscheck, Jake Shields, Carlos Condit, and most recently Nick Diaz.
Hendricks holds an overall record of 15-1 including success against Condit, Jon Fitch, and Martin Kampmann. Eight of his wins have come as the result of a strike-based stoppage.