Affliction heads to Vegas for UFC 167: St-Pierre VS. Hendricks

Affliction heads to Vegas for UFC 167: St-Pierre VS. Hendricks

This past weekend the Affliction team headed to Las Vegas with our Fly-Away contest winner, Nicole and her guest, for UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks.  For those of you who didn’t catch the contest, we gave away a trip with hotel, airfare and tickets to UFC 167 via our Facebook page last month.  Our lucky fan, Nicole, was stoked to make the trip to Vegas for the fight and especially excited about the shopping spree at the Affliction store with our team.

From the moment we stepped off the plane we had two things in mind~ MMA and cold beer!  So, on we went to the Las Vegas Fight Shop for some pre fight partying with Miesha Tate and Josh Thomson at an exclusive autograph signing for the fans.  The first 25 fans to purchase GSP walk out shirts received a free, signed poster of GSP~ Want your own GSP poster?  How about a trip to a UFC fight?  Like us on Facebook and watch for our upcoming contests and give-aways for your chance to win!

Stepping into the arena for the pre-fight events was intense.  You could feel the energy hanging in the air as we walked through the isles up to the ring; we knew St-Pierre was there with conviction and ready to defend his title for the 12th consecutive time.

This fight raised quite a bit of controversy around the final decision. The second round was definitely close, with Hendricks landing most of his heavier hits, but he would need more than a single good round to take down the champ.  GSP was quick to answer back in the ensuing rounds, with multiple exchanges that finally swayed the judges in his favor.

In all fairness, Hendricks had a great fight and showed a lot of heart, making the outcome tough for the judges to decide.  Nonetheless, this is MMA, two warriors walk into the Octagon, and only one can step out as the winner.

After the fight we said our goodbyes to GSP as he went to get his post fight check up.  We wrapped up our night with some cold beers at the Hard Rock Hotel.  As for the rest?  Well, what can we say?…….”Vegas.”

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