also known as “GSP,” is widely regarded and respected as Mixed Martial Arts biggest star. Often referred to as the “Michael Jordan of MMA”, GSP is a UFC world champion, holding black belts in Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a movie star and has been the face of the UFC for over a decade.
Raised in St-Isidore, Quebec, a town of just 2,000 people, as a child Georges was bullied for years by older schoolmates. His father introduced him to karate at age 7 and told Georges, “life isn’t like a movie, you can do all the karate you want, when you’re eight or nine-years- old and they’re 12, when you’re alone and there’s three of them, you can’t do anything. That’s the reality.”
Georges took his father’s warning to heart and earned his first black belt at 12, dedicating himself to a lifetime of martial arts and training. After seeing Royce Gracie fight in 1993 at UFC 1, Georges knew his life path and pursued the realization of those goals with everything he had; investing every waking hour to become a better version of himself. When he wasn’t training or at school, Georges worked as a doorman in nightclubs, or hung off the back of a garbage truck, hauling refuse. Georges discovered a simple truth: never stopping is the key to reaching goals.
A teenage Phenom, Georges added mastery of boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his karate background and competed in his first amateur bout at age 16. He won that match. And, in 2006 he became the UFC Welterweight Champion. He lost the title in 2007 but subsequently regained it in front of his hometown fans of Montreal in 2008 and hasn’t lost a single title defense since then.
Widely recognized as one of the planet's best pound-for- pound MMA fighters and all-around athletes, GSP lives in Montreal but travels the world as the world’s foremost ambassador of MMA. Georges current MMA record is 25 wins against just 2 losses. Georges owns the record for the most all time consecutive welterweight world title defenses (9), was the all-around Canadian athlete of the year for three straight years, and has been awarded countless Fighter of the Year, Athlete of the Year and Most dangerous MMA fighter awards.
Tim "The American Hero" Kennedy
is one of the best known and most admired fighters in the UFC. Kennedy is one of the very few elite level MMA athletes to ever simultaneously serve full-time in the United States Army while also fighting professionally. For many years, Kennedy has maintained his position as one of the top ten ranked middleweight stars in the UFC, while serving in the military and while becoming a wildly popular television star. Kennedy’s television show Hunting Hitler on the History channel has received rave reviews and tremendous viewer response. All of this while compiling an 18 win against just 5 loss career in arguably the toughest and deepest division in the UFC with major wins against some of the greatest middleweights in history.
Tim is a Sergeant First Class with the 7th Special Forces Group of the US Army and is still part of the most elite section of the Special Forces. Tim worked directly in the Middle East after 9/11, and he and his team were on the ground actively tracking the movements–and the eventual capture–of al-Qaeda leaders Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden, giving him first-hand insight into the type of actions high-value targets utilize when attempting to evade capture.
Kennedy is currently part of the “Special Forces Detachment Unit” which pools the most elite military minds from the Army, Navy, and Air Force Special Forces to create an unparalleled intelligence and tracking force.
In addition to his work in the Middle East, South America was another of Kennedy’s areas of focus with the Special Forces and he spent many months on the ground in Argentina. Among Kennedy’s multiple awards is the Army’s Bronze Star Medal, which was awarded for his valor under fire.
As an active, Ranger qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other locations around the globe, Tim Kennedy is not just one of the top mixed martial arts fighters at his weight in the UFC, he is also a true American hero. Tim has two beautiful daughters.
is the two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and the most feared man in the UFC. In 2016, Cain was ranked as the #15 pound-for- pound fighter in the entire UFC and as the #2 heavyweight in the world.
Born in Salinas California to Efrain and Isabel Velasquez, Cain’s father, Efrain moved to the U.S.A. from Mexico as an illegal immigrant. Raised in Yuma, Arizona Cain graduated from High School with an amazing record of 110–10 in four years of wrestling, including winning the 5A Arizona Wrestling Championship twice. Velasquez also played football. As a senior, he served as captain of both his wrestling and tackle football teams.
Cain attended Arizona State University where he wrestled for the Sun Devils for three seasons and compiled a record of 86–17, placing 5th in the country in 2005, and 4th in 2006.
Since debuting in MMA in 2006 Velasquez has beaten many of the greatest Heavyweight MMA fighters in history, including; Cheick Kongo, Shane Carwin, Brock Lesnar by 1 st round knockout, former Pride Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Norueira and Antonio Silva and Junior Dos Santos.
Cain speaks both English and Spanish and has been a guest star on the Spanish-language television networks Telemundo and Univision as well as on Mexico's Televisa Deportes. In addition to his Spanish-language TV appearances, Cain has also been a featured guest on the TBS late night show Lopez Tonight.
Velasquez is known for sporting a prominent "Brown Pride" tattoo on his upper chest. He says this tattoo is a tribute to his Mexican heritage. Velasquez and his wife, Michelle, had a daughter on May 6, 2009. The couple married on May 28, 2011.
Cain holds the record for the most knockouts of any fighter in UFC Heavyweight history and has been named the MMA fighter of the year. Cain is expected to challenge to re-take his Heavyweight title in early 2017.
The recent UFC Bantamweight Champion is currently the #13 all around ranked fighter in the UFC’s pound-for-pound official rankings and he is ranked the #2 bantamweight in the world.
Dillashaw was born in Sonora, California, where he was a standout High School wrestler. Following high school, TJ received a full-ride scholarship to wrestle for Cal State Fullerton where he was a three time NCAA tournament qualifier.
Transitioning to the world of professional MMA under the tutelage of top MMA fighter Mark Munoz, TJ moved his professional record to a perfect 4–0 before trying out for the fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter television show.
Dillashaw faced Mike Easton on January 15, 2014. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Working his way up the ranks, TJ faced then champion (and top 5 ranked pound for pound fighter in the world) Renan Barao in May, 2014, soundly beating the champion by TKO in the 5th round to become world champion in what top industry professionals (Joe Rogan) called the “Greatest performance I have ever seen in my life”. TJ defended his world title against Barao in 2015 again via TKO.
TJ is married to Rebecca, his wife of two years. TJ has received numerous Fight of the Night awards and Performance of the Night awards.