Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit put on an instant classic at UFC 158, and Georges St. Pierre successfully defended the welterweight title.
Here are the results of the UFC 158 fight card held on March 16, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada:
Georges St. Pierre def. Nick Diaz
GSP dominated their encounter from start to finish, taking Nick down at will and keeping him there throughout their fight. Nick wasn’t able to get much done off his back, and GSP cruised on to an easy unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the fight 50-45 in his favor.
It wasn’t the most entertaining bout in the world, but it was another dominant performance from the welterweight champ.
After the fight, Diaz — once again — announced his retirement from MMA.
Johny Hendricks def. Carlos Condit
Hendricks came out swinging at UFC 158, landing a few solid left hands early in their encounter. To his credit, Condit managed to absorb the type of shots that put Jon Fitch and Martin Kampmann to sleep, and he landed his share of vicious shots during their three-round war. However, Hendricks’ wrestling proved to be the difference maker, as “Bigg Rigg” was consistently able to drag Carlos to the canvas.
All three judges scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Hendricks — who is clearly the best welterweight in the UFC not named GSP.
Jake Ellenberger def. Nate Marquardt
Ellenberger looked awesome at UFC 158, dropping Marquardt with a left-right combo early in their encounter. Jake followed up with a vicious salvo of punches until Marquardt went limp, prompting referee Philippe Chartier to stop the contest three minutes into the first round.
Chris Camozzi def. Nick Ring
Ring got off to a good start at UFC 158, using his speed and footwork to dominate the striking exchanges. However, Camozzi was the aggressor throughout their bout, and he landed his share of hard shots. Very close fight, but the judges — who all scored the fight 29-28 — felt Camozzi was the better fighter, with two giving him the nod.
Mike Ricci def. Colin Fletcher
As always, Fletcher was a game opponent, but Ricci proved to be the better fighter, landing the cleaner, sharper strikes throughout their UFC 158 encounter. Mike also dominated on the ground, scoring points with a few takedowns during the second and third rounds.
All three judges scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Ricci.
Patrick Cote def. Bobby Voelker (unanimous decision)
Darren Elkins def. Antonio Carvalho (TKO, round one)
Jordan Mein def. Dan Miller (TKO, round one)
John Makdessi def. Daron Cruickshank (unanimous decision)
Rick Story def. Quinn Mulhern (TKO, round one)
T.J. Dillashaw def. Issei Tamura (KO, round two)
George Roop def. Reuben Duran (unanimous decision)