I guess doing air-takedowns and shadow-GNP isn’t as impressive to watch.
Georges St-Pierre vs. Ivan Menjivar
UCC 7: Bad Boys – 1-25-2002 – 1st Pro Fight
This was a decent scrap that went all over the place. Unfortunately they had James Toney reffing the fight and the moron had no idea what he was doing. Poor Menjivar was the only one who paid the price for the ref’s incompetence though. First he was fingerbanged by a bad break in action after he was finally able to get his hands on GSP, and then later, fucked at full force in his mouth and anus by a bullshit stoppage.
-the rest of the fights after the jump-
GSP vs Justin Bruckmann
UCC 10 – 6-15-2002 – 2nd Pro Fight
GSP lays a clinic on this poor dude. Bruckmann is taken down and pounded repeatedly until he finally gets subbed with more than a minute and a half left in the first round. We also get to see the first instance of GSP’s tactic of slamming his opponent’s head into the mat.
GSP vs. Travis Galbraith
UCC 11 – 10-11-2002 – 3rd Pro Fight
At this point, GSP knows where his bread is buttered. Get the guy down and beat the shit out him. He was super aggressive from the beginning, immediately getting the takedown. Galbraith was shit out of luck as soon as it hit the mat. Oh, and the mysterious spitting cornerman made his first TV appearance.
GSP vs. Thomas Denny
UCC 12 – 1-25-2003 – 4th Pro Fight
Another epic ass-beating, and GSP’s first fight to go past the 1st round. Pretty much all effective offense was on the part of St-Pierre. The scrappy Denny was little more than punching bag/grappling dummy, but showed a lot of heart. Unfortunately, another GSP fight was slightly marred by a bullshit stoppage. The ref called a halt after GSP’s knee opened a small cut under Denny’s eye
GSP vs Pete Spratt
TKO 14 – 11-29-2003 – 5th Pro Fight
Another fight that went straight to ground, and boy was it fun to watch. GSP gets a TD early, eventually working to full mount. Spratt tries to buck out of it, but GSP’s grip around Pete’s head allows him to keep his balance, and ends up getting Spratt’s back. Spratt ends up reversing GSP and getting in some GNP. GSP lands a FUCKING INCREDIBLE SWEEP that probably has a technical name that I’m not nerdy enough to know. After that, GSP gets in some poundage on the ground (including a sweet shoulder slam) that causes Spratt to give up his back. GSP finishes him in epic fashion with a rear naked choke.
GSP vs Dave Strasser
TKO 19 – 1-29-2005 – 9th Pro Fight
At this point, GSP had fought in the UFC three times already, beating Karo Parisyan and Jay Hieron, and having just lost a title bout against Matt Hughes at UFC 50. It was a quick tune-up bout (annihilation) as GSP got the takedown, passed to side control, and finished Strasser with a wicked kimura about 2 minutes into the first round.