“UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2” took place Saturday night inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre collected his eighth consecutive victory after handing Josh Koscheck a convincing unanimous decision loss in the card’s featured contest.
A thrilling heavyweight battle between Stefan Struve and Sean McCorkle co-headlined the pay-per-view broadcast.
John Makdessi Defeated Pat Audinwood via Unanimous Decision (30,27,30-27, 30-26)
Ricardo Almeida Defeated TJ Grant via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)
Sean Pierson Defeated Matt Riddle via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)
Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Rafael Natal Majority Draw (28-28, 28-28, 29-28 for Natal)
Mark Bocek Defeated Dustin Hazelett via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:33 in the 1stRound
Dan Miller Defeated Joe Doerksen via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Thiago Alves Defeated John Howard via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)
Mac Danzig Defeated Joe Stevenson via Knockout (Punch) 1:54 in the 1stRound
Jim Miller Defeated Charles Oliveira via Submission (Knee Bar) at 1:59 in the 1stRound
Stefan Struve Defeated Sean McCorkle via TKO (Strikes) at 3:55 in the 1stRound
Georges St-Pierre Defeated Josh Koscheck via Unanimous Decision (50-45, All Three Judges) (GSP retains welterweight title)
Fight of the Night:
Josh Koscheck and Georges St-Pierre ($100,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Dan Miller and Mark Bocek ($50,000/each)
Knockout of the Night:
Mac Danzig ($100,000)
* – According to company president Dana White, UFC 124 drew a North American MMA record 23,152 attendees for a live gate of $4.586 million. Unfortunately for the promotion, the show fell short of the worldwide MMA gate record.
“UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II” in December 2006 still holds the top spot at $5,397,300.
* – GSP claimed he hasn’t thought about challenging Anderson Silva for his middleweight title. He suggested it would be a permanent change once the inevitable happens.
White danced around arranging the mega-fight to end all mega-fights, for the time being.
* – For the first time in company history, fans were allowed to vote on the card’s ‘Fight of the Night’ award. According to White, it will be the last time because “they blew it.”
Instead of choosing the scintillating preliminary bout between Sean Pierson and Matt Riddle as the night’s most exciting scrap, fanboys dubbed the main event between GSP and Koscheck as the event’s most thrilling contest.
White said he would “take care of” Pierson and Riddle, who missed out on $100,000/each.
* – The Octagon Prez added that Cain Velasquez could break in his newly minted heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos at the UFC’s Toronto show in April 2011 at the Rogers Centre in Canada.