Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks Betting Preview

Published on November 13th, 2013 5:43 pm EST

Georges St. Pierre will be looking to successfully defend his Welterweight title once again when he takes on hard hitting Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167: St. Pierre vs Hendricks this Saturday.

Georges St. Pierre is widely considered to be one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, but he faces an interesting challenge in Johny Hendricks. Not only is Hendricks a great wrestler, but he also possesses tremendous power in both hands. If Georges St. Pierre is unable to take Hendricks to the mat, he will have to spend five rounds avoiding Hendricks' power shots - power shots that have floored the likes of Jon Fitch and Martin Kampmann.

Having said that, GSP is a master game planner for his fights, and you know that he has a plan in mind to defuse the tremendous power of Johny Hendricks.

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Let's take a look at the odds for this fight:

Georges St. Pierre, -250
Johny Hendricks, +190

So, according to these odds, a successful $250 wager on Georges St. Pierre would yield a total profit of $100, while a successful $100 bet on Hendricks would return a total profit of $190.

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Georges St. Pierre will likely rely on his jab and threats of a takedown to try and neutralize Hendricks' attack on Saturday night. GSP faced a similar opponent in Josh Koscheck (power, great wrestling), and he was able to defeat Koscheck by utilizing his jab and taking Josh to the ground a few times.

Hendricks, on the other hand, will look to keep the fight standing and utilize both of his hands, both of which contain enough power to stop GSP. St. Pierre will likely not be able to simply circle away from Hendricks' left hand, as the challenger also contains knockout power in his right hand as well.

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This should be a great fight - can Hendricks dethrone Georges St. Pierre on Saturday night, or will the champion win once again?

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