UFC 167 is the culmination of 20 great years for the UFC. Sure some of those years were better than others, however, all of them needed to be there in order for the current product to look the way it does. If not for the early, no-holds-barred version of MMA that John McCain threw a hissy fit about, Dana White and Co. wouldn’t have been able to swoop in and put together a more structured, rule-centric creation.
Although you would expect the UFC to pull out all the stops for this event, they sort of didn’t. While it’s generally accepted that UFC 166, 167, and 168 are the best cards of 2013, 167 (on paper, at least) is the weakest of the three. Yes, you have GSP – the promotion’s Golden Boy. That being said, aside from him, this looks like a card that could be a total decision-fest.
Will it actually play out that way? We’ll all find out together.
Georges St-Pierre def. Johny Hendricks via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rashad Evans def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (Punches) at 4:05 of Round 1
Robbie Lawler def. Rory MacDonald via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tyron Woodley def. Josh Koscheck via Knockout (Punches) at 4:38 of Round 1
Ali Bagautinov def. Timothy Elliott via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)