Shortly after releasing the official event poster for “UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz,” the company confirmed the main bouts for the October 29th show. As expected, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) will headline the pay-per-view broadcast opposite Nick Diaz.
“This is the fight the world wants to see,” UFC president Dana White said. “GSP has absolutely dominated everyone in his path over the last five years and he’s on his way to becoming the greatest welterweight of all-time. Diaz has been on a tear himself and a lot of people think he’s the guy to end GSP’s reign. On October 29th, we’re going to see a welterweight title superfight.”
A pivotal 170-pound contest between BJ Penn and Carlos Condit will serve as the night’s co-featured contest.
Interestingly, the UFC has opted showcase Japanese superstar Hatsu Hioki’s promotional debut against George Roop instead of the a critical lightweight scrap with Dennis Siver and Donald Cerrone.
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
Dennis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone
(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop
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)