On Saturday, March 16, the UFC held UFC 158 from the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The event was headlined by welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre who defended his belt against former Strikeforce title holder Nick Diaz.
In addition to the main event, the main card also featured former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit facing heavy-handed wrestling stalwart Johny Hendricks, former Strikeforce welterweight champion and UFC veteran Nate Marquardt returning to the Octagon to take on Jake Ellenberger, Ultimate Fighter 11 teammates Chris Camozzi and Nick Ring did battle at middleweight, and TUF finalists Mike Ricci and Colin Fletcher looked to impress in a lightweight affair.
The event featured a total of 12 bouts. The pay-per-view main card featured five bouts, while the preliminary card was split between a two-hour, four-fight showcase on FX and an additional three bouts streamed via the promotion’s YouTube page.
In the main event, St-Pierre retained his welterweight title with a lopsided decision win over Diaz. Diaz had no answer for St-Pierre’s takedowns and top control, which allowed the Canadian to cruise to victory
Below are highlights from the fight (via Fox Sports). For a full recap and results of the entire card, click here.
The UFC 158 card:
Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks
Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt
Nick Ring vs. Chris Camozzi
Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher
Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins
Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller
John Makdessi vs. Daron Cruickshank
TJ Dillashaw vs. Issei Tamura
Reuben Duran vs. George Roop
Photo: Georges St-Pierre (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)