UFC 158 is now officially in the books. Georges St-Pierre retained his title with a unanimous-decision victory over Nick Diaz, while 11 other bouts formed the supplementary action to the night's main attraction.
Among the supporting bouts was a pair of welterweight scrums that had been billed as key to determining the future of the 170-pound division. While the fallout from Johny Hendricks vs. Carlos Condit and Nate Marquardt vs. Jake Ellenberger remains to be seen, we can be sure that those two contests factored prominently into the UFC 158 post-fight awards.
Read on to see which fighters took home which fight-night honors.
Knockout of the Night: Jake Ellenberger
It took all of three minutes for Jake Ellenberger to end Nate Marquardt's UFC comeback bid, smashing him with a combination of punches that collapsed the former Strikeforce champion against the fence. Marquardt protested the stoppage, but it was clear that he was out from the vicious flurry.
It was another highlight to add to Ellenberger's reel—one that makes him $50,000 richer.
Submission of the Night: None
UFC 158 lacked nothing for stoppages, but none of the night's finishes was of the submission variety.
I guess that means the promotion can pocket the $50,000 it had set aside for the purpose.
Fight of the Night: Johny Hendricks vs. Carlos Condit
Simply put, this fight was awesome. Hendricks earned the victory, but truly this was one without a loser.
Offensive outbursts from both parties, near finishes, a torrid pace, competitive action, serious title implications—Condit vs. Hendricks had it all.
The only thing that could possibly have made it better would have been two more rounds.
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