“UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” Main Card Confirmed

Written by Tom Ngo
September 2nd, 2011

UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St Pierre Manila

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:

Preliminary Bouts:

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

Main Bouts:

(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)

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