UFC 124: St Pierre vs Koscheck 2 was a really weak card, bearing in mind that it came only a few weeks after UFC 123: Rampage vs Machida, which itself happened only a week after UFC 122! which took place in Germany. So was it a case of MMA overload? It certainly seems so. Not that it mattered to the 23 thousand plus who watched the event at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After all Canada has always been a hot bed for UFC events and of course local hero and UFC welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre was defending his title in the main event against Josh Koscheck.
This event was really all about that one fight, the two opposing coaches from season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter, would once again fight after St-Pierre had previously beaten Koscheck back at UFC 74. So could Koscheck get his revenge in St-Pierre's own back yard. Koscheck would go in to the fight as Canada's number one enemy a role he relished, St-Pierre as always said he would do his fighting in the Octagon. In reality the fight isn't that great and won't have you rushing back to watch anytime soon.
The biggest shocker is the Co main event, if that's what you can call it. Sean McCorkle who only had one previous fight in the UFC and that was on the under card of Mir Vs Cro Cop and is hardly a well known name to the casual MMA fan would face of against Stefan Struve, it is a fast paced fight but have these two really done enough to deserve a co main event spot? A lightweight battle between Jim Miller and the unbeaten Charles Oliveira is an intersting match up of experience against youth. A Welterweight bout between Thiago Alves and John Howard is nothing spectacular. There is also a battle of Ultimate Fighter winners in Season 2 winner Joe Stevenson facing season 6 winner Mac Danzig, what's interesting is that Matt Hughes was their coach when they won the competition, not that get's a mention on the card, it would have been interesting to hear Hughes thoughts on this fight and who he thought would win.
With these 2 disc UFC DVD's you get all the Preliminary card fights such as Jim Miller's brother Dan fighting Canadian Joe Doerksen. There is naturally quite a few fights featuring Canadians on the DVD, the highlight being Sean Pierson taking on American Matt Riddle in a thrilling battle. You also get the countdown show which is excellent as per usual and if you haven't seen the event it's what you should watch first. This is one UFC event that's really lacking star quality(bar the main event) and is UFC DVD to skip.