Friday, October 13 – Toronto, Canada  


Toronto, Canada – Three world titles will be at stake and a legend returns when the Octagon® lands at the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City for UFC 217®: BISPING vs. ST-PIERRE on Saturday, November 4. Middleweight champion Michael Bisping (31-7, fighting out of Manchester, England) looks to defend his crown for the second time against one of the greatest mixed martial artists in history and Canadian icon Georges St-Pierre (25-2, fighting out of Montreal, Canada), who makes his comeback after four years away from the sport.


Bisping is one of the most polarizing figures in UFC® history. His 20 Octagon wins are the most in UFC history, and coupled with his brash, in-your-face trash talk and his ability to back it up, the 185-pound champion has become a must-see every time he competes. In what could be his most intriguing matchup to date, he’ll welcome one of the most celebrated mixed martial artists of all-time back to competition when he meets St-Pierre. One of the most dominant champions ever, St-Pierre will move up from 170 pounds to challenge for the middleweight title, hoping to become only the fourth fighter to win UFC titles in two divisions (Conor McGregor, Randy Couture, BJ Penn). With wins over Johny Hendricks, Nick Diaz, BJ Penn and Matt Hughes, GSP has beaten a who’s who of MMA in the last decade.


In advance of this epic event, Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre will participate in a press conference in Toronto on Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m. ET at the Hockey Hall of Fame.


WHO:             Dana White, UFC President

Michael Bisping, UFC middleweight champion

Georges St-Pierre, UFC middleweight title challenger




WHEN:          Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m. ET

                        *Media check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. ET


WHERE:         Hockey Hall of Fame, Esso Great Hall, 30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8


Tickets for UFC 217®: BISPING vs. ST-PIERRE are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and will be available at www.msg.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

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