This bout was notable for a number of reasons. In addition to Condit simply serving as a well-rounded, historically tough opponent for St-Pierre, “The Natural Born Killer” was also an interim champion after GSP missed more than a year while recovering from knee injuries. St-Pierre came back as strong as ever, shaking off any ring rust in the opening minutes of the match-up, and brought home a convincing decision win. However, that’s not to say he didn’t get tested, eating a stiff head-kick at one point before ultimately surviving the ensuing onslaught.
This weekend two UFC champions will take to the Octagon in Toronto with hopes of exiting the infamous eight-sided cage with their title-reigns intact. Though it remains to be seen how Renan Barao and Jon Jones fare at UFC 165, the same can’t be said for other divisional kings who have put their gold up for grabs in Canada. In fact, when digging a little deeper it turns out quite a few memorable UFC efforts have unfolded in the nation. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)