Franklin retains welterweight crown with TKO of Lutter at UFC 83

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grappler0000
4/20/08 2:10:23PM
Georges St. Pierre reclaimed his welterweight title Saturday night, dominating Matt Serra in a second-round TKO before a hometown crowd at UFC 83.

The 26-year-old St. Pierre was greeted by a deafening roar from the crowd of 21,390 at Bell Centre, filled with Canadian flags, fervour and more than a little testosterone. He wore black trunks with a fleur-de-lys, matching the tattoo on his right calf.

The boos started before the stocky Serra, from Long Island, N.Y., even started his entrance.

St. Pierre took Serra down right off the bat in the mixed martial arts bout.

The crowd sang "Ole, Ole Ole" as St. Pierre went about his business looking to improve his position on the ground. It took Serra four minutes to get back up and then St. Pierre took him down again.

It was more of the same in the second, with two takedowns and a standup exchange that St. Pierre won. The end came when referee Yves Lavigne moved in to stop a turtled Serra from absorbing any more knees to the body at 4:45 of the second round.

St. Pierre (16-2) did a backflip in the middle of the ring. A dazed Serra (16-5) regrouped and then the two fighters hugged.

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grappler0000
4/20/08 2:11:13PM
I'll update the title when they do
matt_black
4/20/08 2:11:28PM
gonna have to change that heading...

Edit: Just caught your comment, lol
juanez13
4/20/08 2:12:29PM

Franklin retains welterweight crown with TKO of Lutter at UFC 83


.......Good To see it wasnt your mistake........
Vendetta
4/20/08 2:16:50PM
Classic...
candynuts
4/20/08 5:14:25PM
hahahaha
Pitbull09
4/20/08 5:34:29PM
lol dang, I thought this ment Franklin was dropping to welterweight.
postman
4/20/08 5:58:57PM
I just checked it now it says St. Pierre keeps welterweight crown with TKO of Lutter at UFC 83
Bemin
4/20/08 6:41:18PM
Good god... do they have any clue over there at SI? Hopefully Josh can get them into line quickly.
grappler0000
4/20/08 6:49:22PM

Posted by postman

I just checked it now it says St. Pierre keeps welterweight crown with TKO of Lutter at UFC 83



It used to look like this...

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Aether
4/20/08 9:23:52PM
rofl, I was really confused when I read that thread title.
warglory
4/20/08 9:27:40PM

Posted by Aether

rofl, I was really confused when I read that thread title.



Yeah it was like three different events rolled into one.
jgtribbett
4/20/08 10:02:17PM
i only caught it at a glance and was confused for half a second
mrsmiley
4/20/08 10:20:41PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by postman

I just checked it now it says St. Pierre keeps welterweight crown with TKO of Lutter at UFC 83



It used to look like this...




That's priceless
nastshabast
4/20/08 11:34:09PM
I threw up a little...
CantAndleDaRiddum
4/21/08 9:08:55AM



great title
grappler0000
4/21/08 9:28:16AM
The beauty of it is...several papers often get their news from the same source:

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grappler0000
4/21/08 9:43:41AM
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Kpro
4/21/08 4:00:49PM
So we can all stop hating on Lutter for not making weight at MW in his title fight with Silva.

The man just made weight at WW in a title fight.
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