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The dominance of Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre at the UFC 111 news conference

Georges St-Pierre at the UFC 111 news conference at Radio City Music Hall. St-Pierre will face Dan Hardy for the UFC welterweight title. (March 24, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty

Even if you weren't all that excited about Georges St-Pierre's victory over Dan Hardy at UFC 111, you must still respect how dominant the UFC welterweight champion is.

He manhandled Hardy with his takedowns and wrestling skills. Have a look at the CompuStrike numbers from UFC 111:

-- 9-for-9 on takedown attempts (Hardy 0-for-0)
-- Landed 130 of 187 strikes (Hardy 22 of 59)
-- Had 16 dominant positions and 8 submission attempts (Hardy 0-fer on both)

Sick, isn't it? Let's get sicker. Have a look at GSP's stat averages over his last seven fights:

Total strikes landed/thrown

GSP: 136/220 (62 percent)
Opponents: 50/113 (44 percent)


GSP: 38/45 (84 percent)
Opponents: 1/8 (13 percent; Josh Koscheck got the takedown)

Leg strikes landed/thrown

GSP: 13/18 (72 percent)
Opponents: 6/11 (55 percent)

Dominant positions (actual totals)

GSP: 36
Opponents: 0

Submission attempts (actual totals)

GSP: 18
Opponents: 1

More fun . . .

In his last seven fights since losing to Matt Serra at UFC 69, GSP has been on the ground for 74 minutes, 14 seconds of a total fight time of 119:08.

Crazy numbers for the No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Now take a look at the fighters he has done this against, going from oldest to latest:

- Josh Koscheck
- Matt Hughes
- Matt Serra (won the title)
- Jon Fitch
- BJ Penn
- Thiago Alves
- Dan Hardy

PHOTOSGeorges St-Pierre
VIDEOGeorges St-Pierre post-fight at UFC 111


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