‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
November 16th, 2013

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“UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks” took place Saturday night inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre defended his throne against Johny Hendricks in the show’s featured attraction. Light heavyweights, and “UFC Tonight” buddies, Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans served as the co-main event.

Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:

Preliminary Card:

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Gian Villante Defeats Cody Donovan via TKO (Punches) at 1:22 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Donovan is taking it to him early with kicks, to the leg and a big one to the head. Villante needs to do a better job with his head movement because he’s getting tagged. Body kick by Donovan. Villante scores a takedown. They get to their feet. Donovan connects with three unanswered punches. They exchange knees to the midsection as the frame expires.

5thRound scores it: Donovan, 10-9.

2ndRound: Donovan momentarily had him clinched against the cage. Donovan unleashes a kick to the body, but Villante clobers him with a right hook at the exact same time that floors him. Villante goes in for the kill. It’s a wrap.

Sergio Pettis Defeats Will Campuzano via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

1stRound: Campuzano scores a brief takedown, but almost gets caught in a guillotine choke on the way down. They are back up. Campuzano catches a kick and lands another takedown. Pettis gets to his feet, though Campuzano is draped all over his back. Pettis tags him with a knee to the body and fights loose. Pettis nails him with a big leg kick. That hurt Campuzano and Pettis is now targeting it. Right hand by Pettis. Campuzano scores another takedown. It will be interesting to see how the judges rate this one.

5thRound scores it: Pettis, 10-9.

2ndRound: Pettis immediately kicks his lead leg. Campuzano answer with a kick of his own. Pettis connects with pair of right hands. Pettis gets a takedown. Pettis tries a power guillotine. Now a kimura. Pettis transitions to his back and goes for a rear-naked, but loses top position. Campuzano jumps on his back. Pettis regains the top spot. Campuzano eats a knee to the grill.

5thRound scores it: Pettis, 10-9.

3rdRound: Campuzano was slow getting back to his corner after last round. He looks gassed. Pettis goes for another power guillotine to no avail. Campuzano gets an easy takedown. Campuzano doing just enough to keep it from getting stood back up. Pettis finally wiggles free. He’s starting to open up knowing he may be down in the stanza. Pettis takes his back. Pettis scores a late takedown.

5thRound scores it: Campuzano, 10-9, but likely lost 29-28.

Jason High Defeats Anthony Lapsley via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

1stRound: Lapsley lands a right, but High quickly gets a takedown. He advances to full-mount. Now takes his back. Lapsley momentarily gets to his feet. High goes for a guillotine choke to no avail. High picks him up and slams him to the mat. High is simply smothering him. High slaps on an arm-in guillotine.

5thRound scores it: High, 10-9.

2ndRound: High promptly takes it to the ground. He moves to full-mount. Lapsley is getting dominated, but hasn’t eating anything devastating. Lapsley finally does something positive by sweeping to take top position. This round could go either way.

5thRound scores it: Lapsley, 10-9.

3rdRound: Solid right hand by Lapsley. High scores a takedown and has four minutes to work. High goes for another arm-in guillotine. He transitions to an omoplata. Some crazy scrambles between the two. Lapsley had his back, but High regains top position.

5thRound scores it: High, 10-9, and likely won, 29-28.

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Erik Perez Defeats Edwin Figueroa via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Figueroa takes a big kick to the groin and time is called. Perez gets a brief takedown. Perez sends him to the ground with a front kick to the chest. Right hand by Perez. Perez gets another takedown.

5thRound scores it: Perez, 10-9.

2ndRound: Perez drops him with an overhand right. Figueroa bounces back to his feet. Perez picks him up and slams him to the ground. He moves to side control. Now takes his back. Figueroa fights to his feet. He tags Perez with a right. Perez drags him down to the mat again.

5thRound scores it: Perez, 10-9.

3rdRound: Perez gets yet another takedown. He advances to side control. Figueroa fights to his feet and eats a knee for his troubles. Perez wobbles him with a right hand.

5thRound scores it: Perez, 10-9, and should run the cards, 30-27.

Rick Story Defeats Brian Ebersole via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Story has stuffed multiple takedown attempts. Story is throwing heavy leather, but nothing significant has landed. Story tags him with a leg kick. Ebersole connects with a right, Story counters with a left. Story connects with a left.

5thRound scores it: Story, 10-9.

2ndRound: Story gets a brief takedown. Story continues to beat him to the punch. Ebersole fails on another takedown attempt. Huge body shot by Story. Story clobbers him with a right hand just before the end of the round.

5thRound scores it: Story, 10-9.

3rdRound: Story gets a takedown within 30 seconds. He clocks Ebersole with a heavy right. Story tags him with another right hook. Now a right. Story crushes him with a nasty leg kick. Ebersole buckled from that. Story nails him two more times with leg kicks. Ebersole is really hurt. Both fighters raise their hands in victory. Not quite sure why Ebersole did, though.

5thRound scores it: Story, 10-9, and should run the table, 30-27.

Thales Leites Defeats Ed Herman via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Herman stumbles to the ground after a wild flurry. Herman upkicks him in the face. Leites is standing over him and dropping bombs. Leites jumps to side control. The crowd starting to get restless. Herman scrambles to his feet. Leites has him clinched against the cage. He trips Herman to the ground. Now advances to his back.

5thRound scores it: Leites, 10-9.

2ndRound: They are clinching against the fence. Herman nails him with a big body shot. Leites scores a takedown. Not much action on the ground. Crowd is booing pretty heavily.

5thRound scores it: Leites, 10-9.

3rdRound: Herman is clinching him against the cage. He clocks him with a left as they separate. Leites scores with an overhand right. Leites tries to take him down, but Herman grabs the fence. He was warned. Leites drags him down anyway. And the booing commences. He takes Herman’s back.

5thRound scores it: Leites, 10-9, and should win, 30-27.

Donald Cerrone Defeats Evan Dunham via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:49 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Cerrone rocks him with a knee. He wobbles Dunham with a flurry of strikes. Dunham falls to the mat and is eating shots. Cerrone is all over him, but it appears Dunham may have recovered. Dunham momentarily reverses to top position. Dunham gets to his feet and has him clinched against the cage. Cerrone tags him with another knee to the face. He tags Dunham again with a knee to the midsection.

5thRound scores it: Cerrone, 10-9.

2ndRound: Cerrone is picking him apart in the standup game. Dunham finally connects with a left hand. His face is a bloody mess. Cerrone knees him in the midsection and pulls him to the ground. Dunham wiggles loose, but Cerrone slaps on a triangle choke. Dunham is forced to cry uncle.

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Ali Bagautinov Defeats Tim Elliot via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

1stRound: Not much landing from either fighter in the opening minutes. Bagautinov tags him with a right and follows up with a knee to the grill. Bagautinov scores a brief takedown. Bagautinov drops him with right just before the horn blares.

5thRound scores it: Bagautinov, 10-9.

2ndRound: Elliot throws an errant knee and gets taken down. However, he catches Bagautinov in a guillotine on the way down. Bagautinov escapes and is now on the bottom. Bagautinov gets to his feet. Bagautinov falls on top after a scramble.

5thRound scores it: Bagautinov, 10-9.

3rdRound: Elliot is losing this fight, but he’s not coming with the urgency needed to finish. Bagautinov continues to beat him to the punch. Body shot by Elliot. One-two combination scores for Bagautinov. Elliot slams him to the ground and knees him just before the final bell.

5thRound scores it: Bagautinov, 10-9, and should sweep the cards, 30-27.

Tyron Woodley Defeats Josh Koscheck via KO (Punches) at 4:38 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Woodley immediately drops him with a right. He unloads a knee to Koscheck’s dome. Koscheck is now grinding him against the cage. They are separated due to inactivity. Koscheck clocks him with a right hand. Woodley floors him with a right and pounces. He’s really laying the lumber, but referee Herb Dean is letting it continue. Koscheck is holding on for dear life. Dean stands them up. Woodley drops him with a thunderous right hook. He unleashes one more on the ground to put him to sleep.

Robbie Lawler Defeats Rory MacDonald via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

1stRound: Lalwer starts things off with three unanswered leg kicks. Two minutes in and MacDonald hasn’t thrown anything yet. Lawler is really working his kicks. MacDonald is being very cautious, keeping his distance. Lawler lands a head kick and a couple punches to the dome.

5thRound scores it: Lawler, 10-9.

2ndRound: Lawler thwarts a takedown attempt. Body shot by Lawler. MacDonald tags him with a right. He follows up with a kick to the body. Lawler responds with a body kick of his own. Action is picking up now. MacDonald starting to find his groove. He scores a takedown with two minutes remaining. He’s not doing much on top, outside of holding Lawler down. Crowd is booing. MacDonald waits until the last seconds to drop a barrage of elbows.

5thRound scores it: MacDonald, 10-9.

3rdRound: Lawler comes out firing. He stuns him with a right then an uppercut. MacDonald gets a takedown. He’s litterally just laying on Lawler. Tehy get stood up. Lawler clocks him another big right. MacDonald is hurt. MacDonald goes for another takedown, but Lawler reverses to the top. Lawler should just let him back up. He must have heard me because he does just that. MacDonald takes an accidental poke to the eye and time is called. Game on. Lawler fends off another takedown. Lawler drops him again. He’s giving MacDonald the business on the ground. There’s still 90 seconds left. He would have a better chance of finishing MacDonald by letting him back up. They’re back up. MacDonald secures a takedown and is raining elbows until the final horn sounds. “Fight of the Night” front-runner right there.

5thRound scores it: Lawler, 10-9, and should have pulled off the upset, 29-28.

Rashad Evans Defeats Chael Sonnen via TKO (Punches) at 4:05 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Sonnen immediately shoots. He’s clinching Evans against the cage. Evans spins him around and is now pressing Sonnen against the fence. Sonnen thwarts a takedown. Evans lands a right hand. Evans secures a double-leg takedown. Big elbow by Evans. Sonnen gives up his back and is eating several bombs. Evans gets full-mount. Sonnen gives up his back again. Evans is giving him the business. Game over. 

Georges St-Pierre Defeats Johny Hendricks via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) (St-Pierre retains UFC welterweight title)

1stRound: Mario Yamasaki is the third man inside the cage. St-Pierre ducks under a punch and takes him down in less than 30 seconds. They’re back up exchanging knees in the clinch. Yamasaki breaks them up. St-Pierre goes for a single-leg and is eating heavy lefts. Now elbows. St-Pierre is bleeding slightly above his right eye. Hendricks takes the champ down for a moment. Hendricks lands a knee to the grill. St-Pierre needs to use more kicks and his jab to keep the distance.

5thRound: Hendricks, 10-9.

2ndRound: Hendricks is bringing the heat early. Hendricks rocks him with a big left uppercut. And another. St-Pierre is in serious trouble. Yamasaki calls for a stop in the action at a bad time so Hendricks can put his mouthpiece back in. Terrible for Hendricks. He’s clinching St-Pierre against the cage. St-Pierre appears to have recovered. Hendricks lands a left hook. Hendricks eats a right. St-Pierre starting to work his long left jab. Head kick by St-Pierre. St-Pierre scores with a right.

5thRound scores it: Hendricks, 10-9.

3rdRound: St-Pierre’s face is all marked up, while Hendrick’s is still clean. Solid inside leg kick by St-Pierre. Hendricks knees him again in the face. Every time St-Pierre shoots, he’s met with a knee. Hendricks appears to be slowing. St-Pierre connects with a one-two combo. St-Pierre starting to change levels with his punches. Hendricks gets a late takedown. St-Pierre fights his way to his feet.

5thRound scores it: St-Pierre, 10-9.

4thRound: St-Pierre’s hands are much faster at this point. Hendricks trips him to the ground and falls on top. Solid ground-and-pound by Hendricks. Hendricks lets him up for some reason. St-Pierre’s face is dripping blood. St-Pierre thwarts a takedown attempt.

5thRound scores it: Hendricks, 10-9.

5thRound: St-Pierre comes out with a greater sense of urgency. St-Pierre is working hard for a single-leg takedown, but can’t get it. Don’t think this has happened to St-Pierre, but he’s fighting a much stronger fighter. St-Pierre clocks him with a right and lands a takedown with three minutes left. Hendricks gets to his feet. Yamasaki breaks them up against the cage. Last 90 seconds of St-Pierre’s lengthy reign? St-Pierre just can’t take him down. He finally gets him down, but Hendricks pops right back up. Close round to score. It may come down to how the judges saw the first and last stanzas.

St-Pierre says he has other things to tend to and has to hang up his MMA gloves. He was very vague in his “retirement” announcement.

5thRound scores it: St-Pierre, 10-9, but may have lost, 48-47.

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