“UFC 158: St-Pierre Vs. Diaz” Results

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PRELIMINARY CARD

George Roop vs. Reuben Duran

We open up action in the bantamweight division, as George Roop (12-9-1) takes on Reuben Duran (8-4-1). Both fighters are coming off defeats, so a win is extremely important here. The referee will be Phillippe Chartier.

Round 1: Roop comes right out, throwing some big kicks at Duran. Less than 20 seconds in and Joe Rogan is talking about adding leg reach to the official stats to compare fighters. Didn’t take him long. Duran catches Roop coming in, landing a nice right. Real solid exchanges so far by both fighters, but Duran appears to have more power behind his strikes. Duran ducks under a strike and lands a power takedown with three minutes to go. Pair of nice elbows get through the defense, as Roop looks for a possible triangle. Duran was listening in on Roop’s corner, as he switched sides to keep him from getting to the cage to wall-walk. Roop know throws a series of elbows from the bottom. Roop firing off more elbows to the top of Duran’s head.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Roop

Round 2: Roop does exactly like his corner instructed between rounds, scoring a takedown and quickly going to work on a submission. He’s taken Duran’s back. Roop is unable to get a second hook in and Duran gets out. Roop pulls guard and is unloading with elbows to the head from the ground. Roop works to his feet and starts working the body as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Roop

Round 3: Duran, right off the bat, scores a takedown, but is unable to keep Roop down and do any damage with it – much like the first two rounds. Roop now has an opening and is taking advantage of it, rocking him with rights to the body and head. Roop gets a double-leg takedown with just under three minutes to go, moving quickly to full guard. Duran has Roop up against the fence, but has yet to do any damage with his striking. Instead, it’s Roop who lands a pair of knees to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Roop

George Roop def. Reuben Duran via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Issei Tamura

We remain in the bantamweight division, as T.J. Dillashaw (6-1) looks to make it three in a row against Issei Tamura (7-3). Yves Lavigne is the referee.

Round 1: If you have a second, Google Issei Tamura and try to check out his tattoo. It is very intriguing, the one on his back. Right counter lands by Tamura, but Dillashaw recovers and scores a quick takedown. Dillashaw with a knee, but Tamura is able to get to his feet. Single-leg trip takedown for Dillashaw, but is unable to keep him down. Dillashaw working the body with rights, as Tamura is leaving himself wide open. Big high kick by Dillashaw, as he has landed 16 knees and kicks. Just as quickly, he hits another, so make it 17.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw

Round 2: Tamura ducks down to avoid a takedown and Dillashaw lands a kick right to the top of the head. Tamura is down and Dillashaw pounces, finishing him on the ground just seconds into this round. Upon the replay, it was a knee that caught Tamura on his head and sent him flying back.

T.J. Dillashaw def. Issei Tamura via KO (knee-to-the-head) at :26 of Round 2

Rick Story vs. Quinn Mulhern

We’ll wrap up the Facebook/YouTube prelims in the welterweight division, as Rick Story (14-6) takes on Quinn Mulhern (18-2). The third man inside the Octagon will be Marc-Andre Cote. This is the first of six 170-pound fights, including the main event.

Round 1: Story has Mulhern caught against the fence and is unloading, landing nice kicks and a solid right. Mulhern pulls guard, but Story backs away and we are striking again. No takedown by Mulhern, as Story fends it off. Again, Story catches him against the fence and unloads. Mulhern with a combo that connects. Story is setting up his hands with kicks to the legs, and he is successful again. Mulhern lands an overhand right, but remains upright. Mulhern with back-to-back counters, as he has a significant reach advantage. Mulhern’s right eye is giving him troubles and Story pounces, dropping him and finishing it with some solid ground-and-pound.

Rick Story def. Quinn Mulhern via TKO (strikes) at 3:05 of Round 1

John Makdessi vs. Daron Cruickshank

We begin the FX-televised prelims in the lightweight division, as John Makdessi (10-2) takes on Daron Cruickshank (12-2). Cruickshank is currently on a six-fight win streak, while Makdessi gets the home-crowd ovation being from Montreal. The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Early feeling out process, as both fighters are guys who enjoy throwing spinning kicks and attacks. Huge, quick and powerful kick thrown by Cruickshank that misses. The crowd is already growing restless, filling the Bell Centre with boos. Cruickshank has caused some swelling to form on the lead leg of Makdessi. Front-leg side-kick lands by Makdessi, but Cruickshank answers back with a series of strikes. Switch-kick thrown by Makdessi, but is unable to land it. A minute left, and a big strike could claim the round for either fighter. Pair of spinning attempts land by Cruickshank, but he is unable to secure a takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank

Round 2: Cruickshank lands a head kick to start the round. Both fighters are constantly changing stances, with Cruickshank even turning his back to Makdessi several times. Cruickshank really damaging the lead leg with some kicks. It appears Makdessi has caused some damage around the right eye area. Stiff left jab from Makdessi as Cruickshank comes spinning in. Exchange of spinning back kicks and we have a fight, as these two have closed the distance and are looking to exchange. Right breaks open the nose of Makdessi, who had just landed a solid 1-2 combo of jabs. Combo from Makdessi, who has opened a cut on the right side of the face of Cruickshank.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi

Round 3: Makdessi knocks Cruickshank down, but wants him standing back up. So far, this has been Makdessi’s round completely, as he is controlling the action. Cruickshank denied another takedown, and eats some rights for it. Makdessi landing the jab at will, countering everything and sprawling each time a takedown is attempted. Overhand right followed by a kick from Makdessi. Spinning back kick to the body, and this has been all Makdessi so far with 90 seconds left. Makdessi receives a poke to the eye and we have a break in the action. Much like Cruickshank did earlier in the fight, he called the time himself and was granted it. The straight jab has picked Cruickshank apart throughout these last five minutes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Makdessi

John Makdessi def. Daron Cruickshank via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dan Miller vs. Jordan Mein

Welterweights hit the Octagon next, as Dan Miller (14-6) takes on former Strikeforce fighter and Canada’s own Jordan Mein (26-8). Mein is on a two-fight win streak that includes a 8-1 record in his last nine. Marc-Andre Cote will be the referee in charge.

Round 1: Mein doesn’t appear to have any jitters, as he is going right after Miller. However, Miller slips out and gets a takedown, with Mein getting into butterfly guard. Miller switches into an armbar that looked nasty for a brief second, as his arm appeared to be snapped the wrong way. Mein, though, defends and gets out and up. What a crazy exchange and the crowd loves it. Miller with a solid right, and a kick to the lead leg. Mein’s right elbow, which Miller had locked up, is bright pink. Not sure if there is anything wrong with it or not. Mein catches Miller coming in and drops him. Another big right hand glances off the face of Miller. Quick pair of left jabs to the nose connect and Miller is busted open. Mein pounces and is unloading, looking to finish with just seconds left. Several big left elbows and this one is over, as Mein finishes Miller for the first time in his career.

Jordan Mein def. Dan Miller via TKO (strikes) at 4:42 of Round 1

Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins

The lone featherweight fight of the night is up next, as Antonio Carvalho (15-5) does battle with Darren Elkins (16-2). The referee will be Yves Lavigne. Elkins is a perfect 4-0 since moving to 145 pounds.

Round 1: Elkins shoots for a takedown, has Carvalho up against the fence, but is unable to get it. He does unload with a nice pair of uppercuts, though. Carvalho with three left hooks that have gotten through and connected. Right counter lands by Carvalho as Elkins comes in. Elkins denied a second takedown. Elkins hurts Carvalho, backs up and lands another big right that drops Carvalho. The ref stopped in, and Carvalho quickly questioned it, but this one was waved off. An interesting stoppage, but Carvalho was hurt both times. His head snapped back the second time.

Darren Elkins def. Antonio Carvalho via TKO (strikes) at 3:06 of Round 1

Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker

We wrap up the prelims with welterweights Patrick Cote (18-8) and Bobby Voelker (24-8). Cote is making his debut at 170 pounds and is a former No. 1 middleweight contender. Voelker, meanwhile has won three straight and is 4-1 in his last five. Phillippe Chartier is the referee in charge of the action.

Round 1: Loud chant for the Canadian Cote, who rocks Voelker with a pair of early rights. Voelker misses with an overhand right, but ties things up and goes for a takedown. Cote fights it off and reverses control. Voelker lands a left and Cote shakes it off. More combos from “The Predator,” while Voelker is looking for the single knockout punch. The former Strikeforce vet gets a takedown as Cote pulls guard. Cote searching for an armbar, but is unable to get it. Voelker in control, but unable to execute any offense.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cote

Round 2: Cote is landing everything he throws, but Voelker is just taking it. No quit in Voelker at all, and he looks a little more relaxed this round. Voelker using the right leg kick, which Cote is not checking at all. Cote has Voelker caught up against the fence and lands several lefts and rights, but he’s unable to drop him. Voelker now unleashing his offense, as his punches are slipping through the defense. Cote drops and Voelker lands a knee, and another. Cote now has a large cut on his forehead and blood is pouring down his face. Voelker with a takedown and the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Voelker

Round 3: Voelker stuns Cote right at the start of the round, but he is able to recover and deliver a pair of strikes of his own. Cote throws a flying knee, and this bout has lived up to the hype so far. I’ve got it 1-1 through two rounds, and so far, Voelker has been better in this final stanza. Sharp elbow from Cote, but Voelker unloads with a left-right combo and a knee to the body. Cote catches it and goes for a takedown, but is unable to get it. Voelker reverses things and gets his second takedown of the match and is throwing down some huge right hands with two-plus minutes left. Voelker remains in control, tossing Cote to the mat. Cote looking for an armbar, but is denied. Another takedown for Voelker as the round starts to wind down. Very dominating UFC debut for Voelker.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Voelker

Patrick Cote def. Bobby Voelker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

MAIN CARD

Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher

We begin the main card with a pair of Ultimate Fighter finalists, as Mike Ricci (7-3) takes on Colin Fletcher (8-2). The referee in charge will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Fletcher looking to use his reach, keeping Ricci at bay with some nice kicks. Ricci landing a straight left, and throws a spinning kick to the body. Fletcher with a big overhand right and the two exchange kicks to the side of the body. Both throw kicks and Ricci takes one below the belt, causing a brief stoppage. Big right hook connects over the top by Ricci, and Fletcher throws a triple-spinning attack, but doesn’t land. Fletcher catches a kick but is unable to score a takedown as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ricci

Round 2: Ricci with a head kick and scores a takedown, slamming Fletcher up against the cage and in complete control. Ricci looking to unload with some sharp elbows, advances to side control and has him pinned up in an awkward position. Fletcher looking for a possible leg lock or a heel hook attempt, but is unable to get it and Ricci has the back. Fletcher is bleeding from the right eye area. Using his kicks again now, “Freakshow” has been able to survive this round. Spinning back fist connects by Fletcher, who continues to throw “spinning shit.”

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ricci

Round 3: Fletcher grabs a leg and is working hard for the takedown, but is unable to get it. Ricci denies each attempt by Fletcher and they separate with three minutes to go. Quick head kick connects as a glancing blow by Ricci. Stiff left lands from the Canadian, who is in complete control. Fletcher tries for a submission attempt by dropping to guard, but is unable to get anything and Ricci is posturing up now with under a minute to go. Ricci transitions to the back, has his hooks locked in and is attempting to secure the rear-naked. Under 20 seconds, but Fletcher is able to avoid an armbar attempt.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ricci

Mike Ricci def. Colin Fletcher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nick Ring vs. Chris Camozzi

The final non-welterweight bout is up next, as Nick Ring (13-1) takes on Chris Camozzi (18-5). Camozzi is on a three-fight win streak. The referee in charge will be Marc-Andre Cote.

Round 1: A pair of lefties in this one, which, as a fellow southpaw, always excites me. Ring throws a kick and ends up catching Camozzi with a slap to the face. Ring pushing the tempo and throwing a lot of swooping lefts and rights. Huge uppercut misses from Camozzi. Ring doing a nice job of mixing up his levels with strikes and kicks, while Camozzi continues to throw bombs. Big left lands to the head of Ring, who goes for a takedown but quickly lets go of it. Ring doing a nice job in the final minute, and he could be stealing the round on the scorecards with this finish.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Camozzi

Round 2: Both fighters have some minor cuts and bruises on their faces, as neither are doing much blocking are just eating the punches and kicks. Camozzi catches Ring and has him rocked, throwing a huge flying knee at him. Stiff right connects from Camozzi, as Joe Rogan believes Ring is trying to take him to the third round and tire him out.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ring

Round 3: Ring with a bit of fire in his attack, throwing kicks to the lead leg and peppering Camozzi with strikes to start the round. Camozzi lands a combo and follows it up with a stiff right jab off the forehead. Big left connects from Camozzi who I just noticed is sponsored by ToolKing.com. Pretty interesting. Ring avoids the takedown attempt, but eats a series of rights. Overhand left from Camozzi, as Ring appears to have hit a bit of a wall. A minute left in this one, and it’s Camozzi who looks fresher, throwing a combination that Ring can do nothing but take.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Camozzi

Chris Camozzi def. Nick Ring via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt

We begin the welterweight run to close out the show, as Jake Ellenberger (28-6) welcomes Nate Marquardt (32-11-2) back to the Octagon. Ellenberger is 7-1 in his last eight, while Marquardt is a former Strikeforce 170-pound champion. The third man inside the cage will be Phillippe Chartier.

Round 1: Slip by Marquardt, as both men are feeling each other out. Marquardt, unlike his last bout, is looking to pepper the lead leg of Ellenberger with some leg kicks. Marquardt attacks, connecting with a hook. Ellenberger answers with a combination. Ellenberger drops Marquardt and pounces, knocking him out cold and bruising up his face. Marquardt is protesting the stoppage, but he was out, as his head dropped to the mat. A left-right combo by Ellenberger knocked him down and a series of blows finished it.

Jake Ellenberger def. Nate Marquardt via TKO (strikes) at 3:00 of Round 1

Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks

The co-main event is next, as former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit (28-6) meets Johny Hendricks (14-1). The winner is expected to become the No. 1 contender to the title. The third man inside the Octagon will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Hendricks quickly lands a huge left that rocks Condit, but he remains upright. Hendricks is cutting off the distance, and he comes flying in with another series of lefts that hurt Condit. A takedown and Hendricks walks away, as he wants this bout standing. Condit took those three big shots by Hendricks but is still in this fight. Hendricks with a double-leg takedown with ease. Condit scrambles and is looking for a submission, but is unable to grab anything. Hendricks back to throwing heavy lefts, and he scores with a third takedown. A fourth successful takedown by “Bigg Rigg,” but Condit avoids taking any damage from this one. Hendricks lands another left and has him pinned against the fence. He goes for a takedown and Condit takes his back with 30 seconds left. Hendricks stands up, but is unable to get anything locked in. They exchange heavy strikes to end the round and the crowd greets them with a thunderous applause.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hendricks

Round 2: Condit comes out with a serious look on his face. Hendricks lands a right, Condit answers with a flying knee and we have quite the fight on our hands. Hendricks with another takedown and moves into side control. Big right from Condit connects. Hendricks tees off with a left right to the face, and another, as blood is starting to pour from the face of the former interim champion. Another successful takedown with under three minutes to go. Pair of knees to the body from Condit, followed by a combo and a flying knee that Hendricks takes and earns his eighth takedown. Another takedown, as Condit has no defense for it, to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hendricks

Round 3: Hendricks appears to have an injured left hand, and Condit comes out with that same intense stare. Despite the injury, Hendricks is still throwing his left with all his power. Condit with some nice striking, but Hendricks goes right back to his wrestling, earning another takedown. Condit looking for a kimura, but is unable to get it. He does get to his feet, though, with three minutes left. Hendricks unloads his left and Condit comes back. A kick by Condit allows another quick takedown attempt. Down to a minute left and Condit hits a head kick, only to be taken down for the 11th time. Now Hendricks has a cut on his forehead, as Condit is looking for a submission before taking an escape instead. Condit with a powerful knee, Hendricks goes for a takedown, Condit tries for a kimura, rolls out and unloads as the Bell Centre stands in approval. A very easy candidate for Fight of the Year right there folks.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Condit

Johny Hendricks def. Carlos Condit via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Nick Diaz for the UFC welterweight championship

We’ve arrived at the main event, as UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (23-2) will face former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-8). As GSP said after the weigh-ins, the time for talk is over. Yves Lavigne serves as the referee in charge of the action. As soon as GSP entered the Octagon, Diaz started to talk trash to him and was pushed back by Lavigne.

Round 1: GSP throws a kick and Diaz throws his hands in the air. Takedown for St-Pierre and Diaz pulls guard, looking for a possible armbar or triangle. Big elbow gets through and lands from the top by GSP. Diaz flips out and GSP winds up on his back. Diaz keeps trying to roll out into a possible submission, but GSP isn’t allowing it and is landing with several big lefts and rights. Into side control but unable to remain there. Two elbows get through from GSP to the face of Diaz. Appears to be swelling on the face of Diaz. St-Pierre grinding on Diaz, moves to the back and has hooks in, but is unable to secure a choke. Four-plus minutes of ground time for GSP, who isn’t over-exerting himself at all. GSP slams him down on his head to conclude a strong first round.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for St-Pierre

Round 2: Exchange of kicks from the two. GSP counter-striking and drops for another successful takedown. Diaz attempting to lock up a triangle, and eats a big right for his efforts. Another pair of elbows get through again. Diaz gets up with a minute to go in the round. Superman punch lands from GSP, as Diaz starts his usual taunting nature.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for St-Pierre

Round 3: Diaz talking to GSP non-stop to start this round, and GSP unloads with a left. Diaz avoids this takedown attempt by crawling to the fence on all fours, and he does. Solid jab from GSP gets through, followed by a right. Another jab and Diaz finally throws something himself, connecting to the body. Quick hook from the champion follows up several jabs. Both throw spinning kicks that miss. Diaz doing a better job of stopping the takedown, a third one this round. Diaz connecting with lefts and rights now as we go under a minute. GSP with a cut on his nose, and he scores a takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for St-Pierre

Round 4: Diaz took a swing after the bell, and the ref warned him if he does it again he will be disqualified. GSP denied another takedown, but hits a jab right on the chin. Diaz stuffs another takedown, and they engage in some dirty boxing. Diaz with some hop in his step, walking around the fence with his hands down. He catches GSP with a left. GSP looks up at the clock and with two minutes left, scores a takedown. Kimura attempt by Diaz, but he’s unable to get it up against the fence.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for St-Pierre

Round 5: GSP asked if the fight was over between rounds, as he seems exhausted at this point. Still, GSP with a quick jab and locks up. Exchange of knees to the body, and again, more exchanges of knees. GSP with a little more pep in his step with three minutes to go. Diaz throws a kick and slips to the mat, allowing GSP a chance to pounce. Diaz possibly going for another kimura, but St-Pierre pulls free from it. Diaz gets out with just under two minutes to go. Swift leg kick from the challenger. Diaz working the body with quick strikes. Power takedown from GSP, as he bulls through Diaz.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre def. Nick Diaz via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain UFC welterweight title

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