UFC Welterweight Championship
Thiago Alves vs. Georges St-Pierre
Round 1: St-Pierre took Alves down early and got his back. Alves was able to scramble out and get up to his back. The rest of the round stayed standing, with St-Pierre getting the better. Finally with about 45 seconds left in the round, St-Pierre took Alves down. Alves was able to get back up to his feet as the round came to a close. FightLine.com scores it 10-9 for St-Pierre.
Round 2: St-Pierre was able to take Alves down early. St-Pierre almost mounted Alves but Alves was able to scramble out. Alves is bleeding badly out of the nose. St-Pierre dominated the ground game. With under 40 seconds left, Alves was able to get back on his feet, but St-Pierre pressed him against the cage as the round came to a close. FightLine.com scores it 10-9 for St-Pierre.
Round 3: Both men stayed on their feet. St-Pierre took Alves down yet again. With two minutes left in the round, Alves was able to get back on his feet. A swift kick took Alves down. St-Pierre pounced on Alves but Alves was able to hang in there. Another dominant round for St-Pierre. FightLine.com scores it 10-9 for St-Pierre.
Round 4: St-Pierre took Alves down again to start the round. St-Pierre attempted an arm bar, but Alves was able to slip out and get on top of St-Pierre for the first time during the fight. St-Pierre was able to get back on his feet without much damage. St-Pierre went back on the offensive and took Alves down and got Alves’ back. St-Pierre went for the rear naked choke as the round ended. Fightline.com scores it 10-9 for St-Pierre.
Round 5: St-Pierre completely dominated the round with take downs and superior wrestling. Another 10-9, maybe even a 10-8, round for St-Pierre.
Winner via unanimous decision (scores of 50-45,50-44,50-45): Georges St-Pierre
After the fight, St-Pierre was asked about moving up a weight class and facing Anderson Silva. St-Pierre noted that he’s not big for his class and walks at 185 lbs., but didn’t give a definitive answer either way.