UFC 154 is in the books and Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his welterweight title for a seventh time against interim champion Carlos Condit. St-Pierre won a unanimous decision taking 49-46, 50-45, 50-45 across the scorecards.
It was St-Pierre's first fight back from an 18-month layoff caused by a knee injury. In that time, Condit defeated Nick Diaz and captured UFC gold. Condit opted to wait for St-Pierre's return instead of defend the interim belt.
The bout was an absolute bloodbath and St-Pierre's most exciting performance in a title fight since he defeated Jon Fitch at UFC 87. Condit worked well off his back and forced St-Pierre to constantly attack.
Though he looked good, it wasn't a perfect performance for St-Pierre, who was dropped in the third round with a head kick.
Play by play for the fifth and final round below:
Carlos Condit vs. Georges St-Pierre
Round 5: Condit still working to win as he throws a crisp combination. GSP lands a chopping leg kick. Condit reaches for a combination and then lands a spinning back kick. GSP drops down and Condit lands an uppercut. GSP drives for a takedown but Condit regains his feet quickly. Condit really pushing the pace in the final round. Condit connects on a left hand and St-Pierre does well to circle away to avoid more damage. Stiff jab from GSP and then another takedown. GSP in half guard and he's on his way to another unanimous decision win. Condit gives up his back and GSP is riding him like a backpack. Carlos rolls and settles back to guard. GSP continues to work Condit over with punches to the body. Condit working for a hail mary kimura. Huge elbows from GSP to close the round. 10-9 GSP
It was expected that St-Pierre would face off with Anderson Silva after the victory. Though St-Pierre said that he was open to the fight, he said he has to discuss it with his team.
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