Following one of the most celebrated upsets in UFC history, Matt Serra was on top of the world. He just beat Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Title, giving the welterweight legend his second pro loss. Serra, who won The Ultimate Fighter 4, earned a shot at the Welterweight Title and delivered. GSP, stating it was personal reasons for the loss, took time off before returning in the summer, beating Josh Koscheck via unanimous decision. He then beat Matt Hughes for the interim title.
He was ready for the rematch. Was Serra?
At UFC 83, St-Pierre walked into his home of Montreal and gave the 21,390 fans a show to remember. St-Pierre went right for the takedown, and would not give Serra a chance to breathe. He then started striking Serra, while also looking to tire him out. Combination strikes crushed the face of Serra as St-Pierre had some new life. Finally getting off the floor, Serra tried hitting that blow that took St-Pierre out the first time. However, the latter just dropped him again.
Round two saw St-Pierre strike and force Serra down to the mat again. Back on their feet, Serra tried keeping it close, but St-Pierre used it towards his advantage and landed jabs to the chin. Knocking him down again, St-Pierre continued to control the body of Serra. Serra tried turning his body around but St-Pierre went on an offensive explosion, landing punches and knees that forced the referee to call the fight off.
St-Pierre ended up defending the title nine times before stepping away in 2013. He then returned and won the UFC Middleweight Title off of Michael Bisping in 2017. You can watch the full fight, via the UFC, in the above video.