UFC Odds: St-Pierre Returns at UFC 217. Four years after his last fight, Georges St-Pierre returns to the Octagon this Saturday in the main event of UFC 217, live on pay-per-view from Madison Square Garden in New York. St-Pierre will challenge Michael Bisping for the Middleweight title; at press time, both St-Pierre and Bisping are –115 pick ‘ems at Bovada on the MMA odds board.
St-Pierre (25-2 lifetime, 19-2 UFC) is stepping up to 185 pounds after a lengthy reign as Welterweight champion. Bisping (30-7 lifetime, 20-7 UFC) is defending the Middleweight belt for the second time; in June 2016, he scored a stunning upset over Luke Rockhold via first-round knockout, then worked hard for a decision in his first defense against Dan Henderson four months later at UFC 204, in front of a partisan crowd in Manchester.
There are two more title matches coming up Saturday, starting with Women’s Straw-weight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk as the biggest favorite on the UFC 217 odds board at –600 over challenger Rose Namajunas. Then Cody Garbrandt (–185) will put his Bantamweight strap on the line against former champ TJ Dillashaw in the co-main event. Also appearing on the main card at MSG: Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal, and Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha.