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Georges St-Pierre gets submission as three new champs crowned at UFC 217

By in Press Enterprise on November 5, 2017

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Georges St. Pierre returned from a four-year layoff and peered through the river of blood that flowed down his face to choke out Michael Bisping and win the middleweight championship at UFC 217 on Saturday night.

“I took this fight to challenge myself and I am honored to be champion once again,” he said.

St. Pierre’s win in the main event made it 3 for 3 for the championship challengers at Madison Square Garden in what was easily UFC’s card of the year. T.J. Dillashaw won the bantamweight championship and Rose Namajunas won the strawweight title on the pay-per-view card.

  • Georges St-Pierre, rear, of Canada, fights England’s Michael Bisping during a middleweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 217 Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in New York. St-Pierre won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Georges St-Pierre, of Canada, reacts after a middleweight title mixed martial arts bout against England's Michael Bisping at UFC 217 Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in New York. St-Pierre won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Georges St-Pierre, of Canada, reacts after a middleweight title mixed martial arts bout against England’s Michael Bisping at UFC 217 Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in New York. St-Pierre won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Georges St-Pierre, below, of Canada, fights England's Michael Bisping during a middleweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 217 early Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in New York. St-Pierre won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Georges St-Pierre, below, of Canada, fights England’s Michael Bisping during a middleweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 217 early Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in New York. St-Pierre won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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