The Ultimate Fighting Championship delivered big with the UFC 154 fight card, with the main and co-main events exceeding all expectations. Here are the results of the UFC 154 fight card held on Nov. 17, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada:
Georges St. Pierre def. Carlos Condit
GSP put on an impressive performance at UFC 154, easily dominating the first two rounds of his encounter against "The Natural Born Killer." Bloodied early in the bout, Condit wasn't about to go down without a fight and he turned things around in the third round, dropping GSP with a head-kick -- that would have stopped a lesser fighter -- and following up with some brutal ground-n-pound.
However, GSP kept his composure, and he survived the ordeal. He came back strong in the fourth round, and he kept it up in the final round, solidifying his role as the greatest welterweight champion in UFC history. All three judges gave GSP the nod.
Johny Hendricks def. Martin Kampmann
Hendricks established himself as the top contender in the UFC's welterweight division, making quick work out of Kampmann. After a brief feeling out period, Hendricks caught Kampmann with a 4-3 combo, knocking the Dane out cold 46 seconds into their UFC 154 encounter.
Francis Carmont def. Tom Lawlor
Carmont seemed to get the better of the striking exchanges, but Lawlor controlled the grappling, keeping Carmont against the cage or on the ground for the majority of their UFC 154 encounter. Lawlor also threatened with a few submissions, but Carmont defended well. Unfortunately for Lawlor, two of the Octagon-side judges gave the Francis the nod, robbing him of the victory.
Rafael dos Anjos def. Mark Bocek
Dos Anjos looked awesome at UFC 154, completely dominating his 15-minute encounter against Bocek. Dos Anjos controlled the action while standing, displaying top notch takedown defense. When Dos Anjos decided to take the fight to the ground, he imposed his will there as well, threatening with a few submissions while breaking Bocek down with some ground-n-pound. All three judges scored the fight 30-27 in favor of dos Anjos, improving his UFC record to 6-4.
Pablo Garza def. Mark Hominick
Hominick and Garza came out swinging at UFC 154, leading to an entertaining first round between the two. Garza came close to finishing the fight with an armbar, and Hominick had his moments as well during the first round, dropping "The Scarecrow" with a vicious body shot, followed by some rabid strikes.
Garza established his dominance in the second round, keeping Hominick on his back for the majority of the round, while dishing out some brutal ground-n-pound. He kept Hominick on his back for a large portion of the third round as well. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Garza.
Patrick Cote def. Alessio Sakara (disqualification due to punches to the back of the head)
Cyrille Diabate def. Chad Griggs (rear-naked choke, round one)
Antonio Carvalho def. Rodrigo Damm (split decision)
Matt Riddle def. John Maguire (unanimous decision)
Ivan Menjivar def. Azamat Gashimov (armbar, round one)
Darren Elkins def. Steven Siler (unanimous decision)
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.