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.

Ellenberger sent a message to the rest of the welterweight division with a vicious, first-round knockout of Marquardt.

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:

PPV Main Card
Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz – for welterweight title
Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks
Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt
Nick Ring vs. Chris Camozzi
Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher
FX Preliminary Card
Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker
Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins
Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller
John Makdessi vs. Daron Cruickshank
YouTube Preliminary Card
Rick Story vs. Quinn Mulhern
TJ Dillashaw vs. Issei Tamura
Reuben Duran vs. George Roop

Photo: Jake Ellenberger (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

  • Dawn Underwood

    Hated to hear that Marquardt got knocked out that way. Let’s hope he comes back strong for his next battle. Thanks you for the play by play.

    – Razzle Dazzle