Words by Jason Cordner


The UFC waited patiently to get into the New York market and for the second straight November, they delivered a great card. UFC 217 might go down as one of the best MMA cards of all time.

The best fighter of all time in MMA is now Georges St-Pierre after a stunning finish over Michael Bisping at UFC 217 last night. After four years away, GSP made UFC history on Saturday night when he submitted the now former champ via rear naked choke.

St-Pierre (26-2), who left the sport as a long-reigning welterweight champion, is now the new 185-pound titleholder and just the fourth two-division champion in the sport’s history.

For two straight years, Joanna Jędrzejczyk ruled over the UFC’s strawweight division, beating one challenger after another. But at UFC 217, it all changed when she tasted her first career defeat, courtesy of Rose Namajunas.

TJ Dillashaw recovered from a near-knockout loss in the first round to defeat former teammate Cody Garbrandt in one of the most emotionally charged matchups — between the fighters themselves, and friends and family — in years.

For about 40+ minutes, The Garden was the place to be. Dramatic title changes along with epic fights around it helped cement UFC 217 as one of the best events the UFC has ever had.