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St-Pierre plans next defense Nov. 16

Updated: June 19, 2013, 3:47 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will seek a ninth consecutive title defense against No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.

Officials confirmed the date of the bout on Tuesday evening, although no venue has been announced. It is expected to headline UFC 167, the promotion's 20-year anniversary pay-per-view event.

The fight has been in the works since the two 170-pounders earned separate wins at UFC 158 in March.

St. Pierre, ranked the No. 3 pound-for-pound ...

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