Although Nick Diaz vacated his Strikeforce welterweight title to swim in Georges St-Pierre’s Octagon pond, it appears their UFC 137 showdown is being promoted as a ‘Champion vs. Champion’ matchup – per the card’s official event poster.
If that’s the case, the 170-pound TITLE UNIFICATION bout takes place October 29th inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. GSP defends his crown against Diaz in the night’s featured attraction.
A critical shootout between BJ Penn and Carlos Condit will co-headline the pay-per-view broadcast, but that’s not depicted in the billboard.
Here are the athletes slated to appear in the show:
Dannny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem
Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera
Jeff Curran vs. Scott Jorgensen
Tim Credeur vs. Brad Tavares
Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin
Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop
(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Dennis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone
Roy Nelson vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo
Carlos Condit vs. BJ Penn
Nick Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)