“UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” took place Saturday inside Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre defended his throne against bitter rival Nick Diaz in tonight’s featured attraction. Former interim 170-pound champ Carlos Condit met Johny Hendricks in the co-main event.
Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:
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George Roop Defeats Reuben Duran via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
1stRound: Roop maximizing his reach advantage by utilizing kicks. Duran is doing a decent job of closing the distance early. He tags Roop with a one-two combination. Duran plants him on his back halfway through the stanza. Duran isn’t inflicting much damage on the ground. Actually, Roop is the more active fighter from his back. Countless elbows by Roop from the bottom. It will be interesting to see how the judges saw the round. Duran, 10-9.
2ndRound: Roop comes out firing, but gets clinched against the fence. Roop scores the takedown and takes his back. Roop is unable to secure his left leg to lock in both hooks and Duran gets to his feet. Duran now plants his opponent on his back. Once again, nothing too devastating by Duran. Another interesting frame to score. Roop, 10-9.
3rdRound: Duran gets a brief takedown. Roop reverses on the cage and is very active with his attack. Roop puts Duran on his back. Duran fights to his feet, but Roop takes him back down. They are clinching against the fence. Roop unloading several knees to the midsection. Not the most thrilling scrap to open up this highly anticipated event. Roop, 10-9, and likely won, 29-28.
T.J. Dillashaw Defeats Issei Tamura via KO (Kick) at :26 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: Dillashaw is on the attack early. He lands a solid leg kick. Tamura answers with a right hand. Dillashaw easily scores a takedown and has him pressed against the cage. Tamura gets up and is taken back down – repeat twice. Crowd starts to boo as Dillashaw clinches him against the cage. Referee breaks them up. Dillashaw, 10-9.
2ndRound: Dillashaw immediately floor him with a head kick and pounces. He’s laying the lumber on the ground. It’s a wrap. On replay, Dillashaw tired to kick him, but his knee is what actually nailed Tamura in the face.
Rick Story Defeats Quinn Mulhern via TKO (Punches) at 3:05 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Story is flinging leather early. He tags Mulhern with a couple of bombs. Story going about his business as if he’s not worried about Mulhern’s standup game. Mulhern makes him pay by landing a big right hand. Story wobbles him with a left hook and goes in for the kill. Game. Set. Match, Story. During the attack, Mulhern grabbed his right eye as if something went in it – it was Story’s fist.
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John Makdessi Defeats Daron Cruickshank via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: Not much action in the first 60 ticks and the crowd lets them know about it. Boos raining down now. Cruickshank kicks his lead leg. Makdessi scores with a jab. Cruickshank takes a kick to the groin and time is called. Game on. Close round to score. Cruickshank, 10-9.
2ndRound: Makdessi’s left thigh is starting to turn purple. He returns the favor and nails Cruickshank in the quad. Cruickshank counters with an uppercut. Makdessi connects with a spinning back kick to the midsection, which promoted Cruickshank to do the same but to the dome. Makdessi stuffs a takedown attempt. Cruickshank tags him with an overhand right. Makdessi is bleeding from his nose. Makdessi lands a combination. Makdessi, 10-9.
3rdRound: Solid right hand by Cruickshank. Makdessi immediately responds with a left hook. He catches a kick and trips Cruickshank to the mat. Makdessi is really working his jab now. Makdessi is starting to pull away. Cruickshank hasn’t scored with anything significant in quite some time. Makdessi takes a finger to the eye and time is called. Game on. Makdessi is upset and clocks his opponent a few times. Makdessi, 10-9, and probably rallied to win, 29-28.
Jordan Mein Defeats Dan Miller via TKO (Punches) at 4:14 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Mein a tad sloppy with his attack and gets taken down. Miller almost ended things early with an armbar, but Mein somehow manages to escape. They are back to their feet. Miller clocks him with a right hand. Miller kicks him in the midsection. Mein drops him with a left and lets his opponent back to his feet. He clobbers Miller with an overhand left. Mein starting to find his grove. He’s giving him the business now. Two straight left jabs and an overhand right has Miller reeling. Miller is in the fetal position taking countless bombs. That’s all she wrote.
Darren Elkins Defeats Antonio Carvalho via TKO (Punches) at 3:06 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Elkins comes up empty on a takedown attempt. He eats a couple left hooks for his troubles. Elkins has him clinched against the fence. Elkins wobbles him with a right hook. He lands several more punches and drops Carvalho. Referee Yves Lavigne jumps in to stop the fight despite the fact Carvalho was already back to his feet. Carvalho is protesting the stoppage. The crowd is booing.
Patrick Cote Defeats Bobby Voelker via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: They meet in the center of the Octagon and exchange leather. Cote has him clinched against the fence. Voelker secures a. takedown and has two minutes to work. Cote goes for an armbar from off his back to no avail. Cote is very active from the bottom. This will be interesting to see how the judges score this. Voelker, 10-9.
2ndRound: Cote comes out firing, landing several punches and a kick. Voelker starting to work his leg kicks. He has Cote clinched against the fence. Cote easily reverses and clocks him with several punches. Voelker eats an uppercut. Voelker returns fire and has cut Cote above his right eye. Voelker tosses him to the canvas for a split second. Nice combo by Voelker. Voelker, 10-9.
3rdRound: They come out exchanging leather. Voelker wins the shootout, as it appears he dazed him with a big right hand. Cote is still game. Another thrilling trade between the welterweights. Voelker plants him on his back and lands in side control. Cote is eating numerous punches. Cote tries an armbar from his back and comes up short again. He fights to his feet, but is running out of time. Voelker puts him right back down. Voelker, 10-9, and should run the table, 30-27.
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Mike Ricci Defeats Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
1stRound: Fletcher lands a kick to the body. Ricci counters with a straight left to Fletcher’s chest. Straight left connects flush on Fletcher’s face. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Stiff jab by Ricci finds a home on Fletcher’s forehead. A kick to Ricci’s groin causes a brief pause in the bout. Ricci, 10-9.
2ndRound: Fletcher eats a head kick and then gets taken down. Ricci begins to ground-and-pound from side control. There’s some blood coming from under Fletcher’s right eye now. Hard straight left snaps Fletcher’s head back, but he scores with a solid leg kick of his own. Ricci, 10-9.
3rdRound: Fletcher attempts a failed spinning backfist. Ricci secures a takedown and moves into half guard. Ricci lands some strikes from the top, then takes Fletcher’s back to re-ignite the crowd. Fletcher fights off an armbar attempt as the final horn sounds. Ricci, 10-9, and should cruise, 30-27.
Chris Camozzi Defeats Nick Ring via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
1stRound: The middleweights trade leg kicks. Nothing significant landing for either fighter thus far. Ring scores with a front kick to the body. “Boring” chants ring throughout the arena. Camozzi charges forward, but comes up empty. They trade right hooks to the dome. They head to their corners to a chorus of boos. Ring, 10-9.
2ndRound: Nice one-two combination by Ring. Camozzi continues to get beaten to the punch. He lands a flying knee to Ring’s chest. Ring eats a knee to the grill. Ring isn’t throwing combos, just settling for one-and-done punches and leaves the pocket. Ring, 10-9.
3rdRound: Camozzi nails him with three straight punches. Camozzi gets a body lock and has him pressed against the fence. Ring breaks free and connects on a left and straight right hand. Like in the previous two rounds, Camozzi is dictating the fight. I wouldn’t be surprised if the judges end up awarding him with a decision. Ring’s production has slowed significantly. Camozzi gets him with a good jab. Ring’s right eye is swollen shut. Camozzi, 10-9, but likely lost, 29-28.
Jake Ellenberger Defeats Nate Marquardt via KO (Punches) at 3:00 in the 1stRound
1stRound: They trade leg kicks. Marquardt goes on the attack, appeared to land a nice right. Ellenberger comes firing back with a one-two combination and leg kick. Ellenberger drops him with a vicious left-right combo. “The Juggernaut” continues his assault on the canvas. One nasty right to the dome and Marquardt is face planted. It’s a wrap. Marquardt tried to protest the stoppage, but he was out without a doubt.
Johny Hendricks Defeats Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: Condit throws a leg kick and Hendricks immediately attacks with several left bombs. Hendricks throws him to the mat, but walks away. Hendricks is chucking HAYMAKERS. He gets Condit to the ground and falls into his full guard. Condit fights to his feet. Hendricks picks him up, though can’t complete the slam. He has to settle for a normal takedown. Hendricks is coming out fast, let’s see if he can keep this torrid pace. Condit tags him with a flying knee to the face. Condit goes for a kimura and now takes his back. Hendricks is standing and piggybacking him. Front kick to the face by Condit. The round ends with a flurry and the crowd goes wild. Hendricks, 10-9.
2ndRound: One-two combo by Hendricks. Condit is unfazed and answers with another flying knee to the grill. Condit pulls guard looking for a kimura. They get to their feet. Hendricks working for another takedown. Condit gets free and comes up firing knees to the face. Condit working his body. Hendricks anticipates a flying knee and plants Condit on his back in the center of the cage. Condit wiggles loose. Hendricks marches forward and secures another takedown. That’s almost double-digit takedowns for Hendricks. Hendricks, 10-9.
3rdRound: Hendricks must have thoroughly studied Condit’s loss to Georges St-Pierre – takedown, takedown, takedown… Condit’s once again staring up at the ceiling within seconds. Condit gets to his feet momentarily, then goes right back down. Condit is active from off his back, throwing elbows and punches. While Hendricks is scoring takedowns with the greatest of ease, he hasn’t done much when the fight has gone there. And yet another takedown for Hendricks. Condit fights free and comes up firing. He tags Hendricks with a one-two combo, but gets put right back down. The fight ends with a flurry and the crowd stands to their feet. Hendricks, 10-9, and likely ran the table, 30-27.
Georges St-Pierre Defeats Nick Diaz via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) (St-Pierre retains UFC welterweight title)
1stRound: Yves Lavigne is the third man inside the Octagon. Diaz stalked GSP as the champ entered the cage and had to be pushed back to his corner. No touch of gloves. Shocker…. Another shocker, GSP plants Diaz on his back within seconds. Diaz is active from the bottom, but GSP is smothering him. “Rush” jumps on his back. GSP methodically working his ground attack, while Diaz is looking for whatever submissions he can get. Diaz eating some short elbows. Diaz fights to his feet, though gets dragged right back down. GSP slams Mr. 209 to the ground. Diaz tries to go after GSP after the round ends. Um, you just had five minutes to do that and another 20 to try… GSP, 10-9.
2ndRound: And just like that, Diaz is staring up at the Bell Centre ceiling again. GSP takes his back and unloads a knee to the side. Shots to Diaz’s dome. Diaz works him back to his full guard. Diaz gets to his feet. He’s taunting the champ and eats a Superman punch. GSP is clearly the quicker and more explosive striker. Diaz mad dogging GSP as the round ends. GSP, 10-9.
3rdRound: GSP unloads a front kick. Diaz is talking mad smack to get the champ out of his game. GSP continues his assault. Nice left hook by GSP. Diaz thwarts a takedown. But not the second time. Diaz gets to his feet. GSP connects with two unanswered jabs. Diaz finally scores with a body shot. Solid leg kick by Diaz. GSP is really finding a home for his jab, and it’s Diaz’s face. Straight right hand by GSP. Diaz stuffs his third takedown. Diaz is landing big punches. GSP wrestles his rival to the mat. GSP is bleeding from his nose. Diaz takes a swing at GSP from off his back after the bell rang. Lavigne warns Diaz he’ll be disqualified the next time. GSP, 10-9.
4thRound: Three long left jabs to start the fourth stanza by GSP. Diaz answers with a right. Diaz stuffs another takedown. Diaz’s takedown D has gotten much better as the fight has progressed. Diaz landing knees to the body while in the clinch. Diaz clocks him with a combo as they separate. GSP leads him to the ground with two minutes remaining. Diaz’s left eye is jacked. He gets to his feet for a moment, but is slammed back down. Diaz going for a kimura to no avail. GSP, 10-9.
5thRound: GSP’s jabs are sharp tonight. Diaz answers with a left of his own. GSP connects with some knees in the clinch. Diaz has him pressed against the fence. GSP secures another takedown. He’s draped all over Diaz’s back. They get to their feet for a moment, but one last powerful shot has Diaz on his back once again. GSP, 10-9, and runs the table, 50-45.