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We're locked at two rounds apiece by my count. Whoever takes this round takes the fight.
Hendricks looks super relaxed before the start of the round. He's singing! What?!
GSP lands a nice body kick and pushes Hendricks against the cage. The champ is deep on a single, but Hendricks maintains his balance and stays upright for now.
Hendricks is landing uppercuts from one leg. That's impressive, my friends.
The takedown is officially avoided, and Hendricks pushes the champ against the fence to pursue a takedown.
Hendricks almost found a kimura against the fence. They separate, and Hendricks flexes.
Big combo from GSP rocks Hendricks briefly, and the champ easily drags his foe to the mat.
Hendricks is back up already. This is a super impressive performance from the challenger, win or lose.
He looks strong, and his conditioning is excellent. Whatever fade we witnessed in Round 3 is gone. He looks fresh.
Leg kick from the champion.
One minute to go. Who wants it?
GSP shoots for another takedown, but Hendricks defends. The champ is visibly straining, but Hendricks will not go down.
Until he does..."Bigg Rigg" pops up again, though, and they continue to battle against the cage.
GSP looks for a kimura with 10 seconds left, but it is easily defended.
The final bell tolls.
Hendricks thinks he won, and Joe Rogan agrees.
This is super close.
I have to go:
GSP retains his welterweight title via decision (48-47)