UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz Live Updates, Highlights and Analysis
After much hype and animosity between these two fighters beforehand, George St. Pierre controls the ground game through all five rounds and defeats Nick Diaz in a unanimous decision (50-45). St. Pierre's victory gives him a UFC record 8 straight title defenses.
Georges St-Pierre sets a record for eight-straight title defenses, the most number in UFC welterweight history.— NISSI ICASIANO (@Nissi_Icasiano) March 17, 2013
GSP tells the crowd to show some love to Nick. Even says he's a big fan of his. Friends!— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 17, 2013
And GSP is still the undisputed UFC Welterweight Champion by unanimous decision (50-45).
Hendricks-GSP, please!— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 17, 2013
GSP simply outclassed Diaz throughout. 50-45 for the welterweight champion without any doubt.— NISSI ICASIANO (@Nissi_Icasiano) March 17, 2013
Diaz holds up GSP's hand at the end of the fight.
Well, this post-fight should be interesting.— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) March 17, 2013
Both fighters exchange knees again as the fans chant out against Diaz again. Diaz needs to go for broke in this final two minutes.
Nick Diaz needs a knockout or submission to defeat GSP. He is down on the scorecards. He has no offense in all four rounds.— NISSI ICASIANO (@Nissi_Icasiano) March 17, 2013
Both fighters exchange knees to each other. This fight has had 11+ minutes standing so far.
4-0 GSP. Nick defended the TD early but GSP took him down late. Go for broke time.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 17, 2013
GSP gets his cut nose looked at as we head into the final round.
Nick's left eye looks awful— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) March 17, 2013
GSP and Diaz are on their feet but again, Diaz is not taking advantage.
Another round over and another attempted punch after the bell by Diaz. The referee issues him a warning this time.
Diaz starting to find his mark with punches...and there's the GSP takedown. Nice trick to have in your back pocket.— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) March 17, 2013
Nick Diaz's face is literally battered and bruised. And he's still talking.— Neri Stein (@neristein) March 17, 2013
St. Pierre connects on a left jab. If Diaz has any chance in this fight, it's while standing but he hasn't made the most of it while they're on their feet.
Diaz talking in between GSP's jabs, but I'm not sure how much that'll help him in this one.— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) March 17, 2013
Diaz tries to get inside GSP's head by saying "come on" after every punch.
Diaz tries some taunts but they seem uninspired— Bleacher Report MMA (@BR_MMA) March 17, 2013
And they're on their feet again.
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