Georges St. Pierre vs Ivan Menjivar – The First MMA Fight of GSP

GSP in his first MMA fight

Georges St. Pierre vs Ivan Menjivar at UCC 7 Bad Boyz January 25, 2002, in Montreal, Quebec. It was the first MMA fight for GSP, and even then he looked good. Great striking, good action. He even man-handled Menjivar, out wrestling the wrestler a few times. Not hard to see that even in the early stages of his career he had taken the approach of working with his opponent’s strengths.

The stoppage sucked. The ref just didn’t know what was going on and he listened to the fighters instead of following the action. But its an entertaining bout and a solid MMA debut for GSP.