I guess doing air-takedowns and shadow-GNP isn’t as impressive to watch.




Georges St-Pierre vs. Ivan Menjivar

UCC 7: Bad Boys – 1-25-20021st 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.


Exchange | GSP Aggression & TD Defense | Menjivar GNP

Exchange | GSP TD | GSP GNP | Dance Dance Ref-olution

BS Break | Menjivar TD | Up-n-Down | BS 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.

TD | Guard Pass | Elbows | Mount

TD | Head Slam | GNP | Armbar Finish




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.

TD | Side to Mount | Re-Takedown | Slam

Sub Escape | The Finish | Celebration | Celebration




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

Return of the spitting cornerman | TD Attempt to Exchange

TD | Knees | Head Slams | Knee | Head Kick to TD

Scramble to TD | TD | Knee to Head | TD

Stoppage | Stoppage -slo




GSP vs Pete Spratt

TKO 14 – 11-29-20035th 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.

TD | Side to Full Mount | Sweep Att. Gsp Gets back Control

Spratt reverses | Spratt GNP | GSP Sweeps

GNP | The Finish




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.

TD | Side Control | Kimura Finish | Celebration