UFC 158 took place this Saturday night with one of the best welterweight cards in UFC history. Possibly the best welterweight in history, Georges St.-Pierre defended his championship against bitter rival and former Strikeforce welterweight title holder Nick Diaz. Also, former interim UFC welterweight champ Carlos Condit took on Johny Hendricks for the right to take on the winner of GSP and Diaz.
Chris Camozzi vs Nick Ring
This fight was one of the better fights of the evening. Nick Ring fought hard and landed 22 more strikes than Camozzi. However it was Chris Camozzi who had his hand raised in victory via split decision.
Jake Ellenburger vs Nate Marquardt
Nate "The Great" Marquardt did not look so great against rising star Jake Ellenburger. The former middleweight contender was knocked out by Ellenburger at the three minute mark of the very first round.
Carlos Condit vs Johny Hendricks
Carlos Condit held the interim welterweight title for nearly a year while GSP was recovering from his injury. Condit was coming off of a tough loss to GSP. Despite the loss, Condit had GSP in trouble and at one point looked to be closing in on a victory over St.-Pierre. Johny Hendricks was coming off of a great knock out over Jon Fitch, and was looking for his first title shot with a win over Condit. This fight featured great back and forth action and was the fight of the night in my not so humble opinion. Hendricks earned a unanimous decision over Condit with a takedown advantage of twelve to zero. Hendricks is on the role of his career and would love to become the next welterweight champion.
Georges St.-Pierre vs Nick Diaz
After months of verbal sparring, it was finally time for Diaz and St.-Pierre to settle their differences in the octagon. This fight did not live up to the hype it received as GSP dominated in very bland fashion over Diaz. Diaz frequently taunted GSP throughout the first few rounds, however the former Strikeforce champion was writing checks with his mouth that his fists couldn't cash. St-Pierre won this fight in true unanimous style. He dominated the fight with a 105-41 edge in strikes landed and took down Diaz twelve times to Diazes mark of zero. Diaz did score one submision attempt in the third round. After the fight Diaz teased possible retirement, however left the door open to a possible rematch with GSP. Diaz will have to wait as St.-Pierre will take on Johny Hendricks in his next championship defense.
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