Matt “The Terror” Serra shocked the mixed martial arts world this past weekend with his crushing defeat of former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. On a cold, rainy night in Houston, Texas, the Renzo Gracie black belt stayed on his feet to knock St. Pierre out, not quite what anyone expected.
St. Pierre was the obvious favorite going into the fight, but on MMAWeekly Radio prior to the fight, it didn’t seem to faze Serra, “The fact that I’m such a huge underdog, that’s no sweat for me. I’m there to fight. It might be a way harder fight than he’s anticipating.”
Putting the fight game in perspective, Serra also said, “I’ve been the hammer in some fights and I’ve been the nail.” Well, one thing is for sure, against St. Pierre, there was no doubting that he was the hammer.
At UFC Fight Night last week, “Big Daddy” Joe Stevenson took care of business as well. In just 27 seconds, he finished Melvin Guillard with a guillotine choke. The victory over Guillard is Stevenson’s third straight since moving down to the UFC lightweight division and he has to be considered as a contender for the title following Sean Sherk’s defense against Hermes Franca in July.
Also in Houston, Texas at UFC 69, Roger Huerta and Leonard Garcia fought what could only be described as an all out war. It wasn’t the most technical of fights, but Huerta and Garcia left the fans in attendance standing on their feet for the duration of the bout.
UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra, Joe Stevenson, and Roger Huerta are all slated to join Damon & Jeff LIVE on MMAWeeklyRadio.com tonight at 6pm PT / 9pm ET.
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