This bout could easily be #1 on the list based on Fitch’s status as a perennial contender and reputation for toughness. Though in decline now, Fitch was 5-0-1 in six fights leading up to the tilt and seen as the favorite. However, Hendricks did away with any preconceived notions when he blasted Fitch twelve seconds into their showdown. The result marked the first time Fitch had been finished in nearly a decade and sent him on a downward spiral. Meanwhile, Hendricks’ star has been shining brightly ever since after being launched into the divisional atmosphere with his impressive finish of Fitch.
UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre hasn’t tasted defeat since April 2007, nearly six months before top contender Johny Hendricks had even made his professional debut. Fast-forward to today and you’ve got one of the most anticipated title-defenses of GSP’s career coming up when he meets Hendricks in the main event at UFC 167. Hendricks’ rise to the top has been the result of his heavy-hands and top shelf wrestling, both of which he’ll attempt to employ against St-Pierre this Saturday night. Here’s a look back at the five biggest wins of the bearded brawler’s career… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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