UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra confirmed Friday that he will be defending his title against Georges St. Pierre sometime in April in Montreal, writes Mike Chiapetta of NBCSports.com:
Matt Serra and Georges St. Pierre will meet for the UFC welterweight title during an April event in Montreal, Serra confirmed to NBCSports.com on Friday.
The April UFC event in Montreal is tentatively scheduled for April 19 at the Bell Centre.
The article also confirms rumors that Serra’s injured back, which prevented him from making a scheduled title defense against Matt Hughes at UFC 79 on Dec. 29, is improving:
The Long Island native told NBCSports.com’s John Moody that his back has been rapidly improving and is excited about defending the championship, albeit in St. Pierre’s hometown.