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UFC 143 Live Results
- Carlos Condit def. Nick Diaz via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Interim UFC Welterweight Championship
- Fabricio Werdum def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Josh Koscheck def. Mike Pierce via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Renan Barao def. Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ed Herman def. Clifford Starks via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 1:43
- Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway via submission (mounted armbar/triangle) – Round 1, 3:23
- Edwin Figueroa def. Alex Caceres via split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27)
- Matt Brown def. Chris Cope via KO (punches) – Round 2, 1:19
- Matt Riddle def. Henry Martinez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Rafael Natal def. Michael Kuiper via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Stephen Thompson def. Dan Stittgen via KO (kick) – Round 1, 4:13
More UFC 143 coverage:
- UFC 143 Results: Fabricio Werdum Beats Up Roy Nelson in UFC Return
- UFC 143 Results: Josh Koscheck Edges Mike Piece in Split Decision
- UFC 143 Results: Renan Barao, Ed Herman Claim Main Card Victories
- UFC 143 Results: Poirier, Brown, and Thompson Score Finishes on Preliminary Card
UFC 143 Play-by-Play
NICK DIAZ vs. CARLOS CONDIT
Round 1 – Steve Mazzagati is our referee for tonight’s main event. Fighters had to be separated during the referee’s instruction. Legkick by Condit starts off the action. Another nice left kick by Condit as the fighters circle. Diaz rushes but Condit evades. Body kick by Condit and a good left by Diaz. Uppercut by Diaz lands in an exchange. Hard right by Condit. Headkick by Condit. Diaz throws one of his that misses badly. Condit with a pair of legkicks. Body shots by Condit as Diaz closes. Outside legkick by Condit lands flush. Diaz with a nice kick. Front kick by Condit to Diaz’s thigh. Diaz begins dropping his hands and talking trash but Condit doesn’t seem to care. Clinch against the cage and Diaz lands several rabbit shots. Condit with a body kick and Diaz answers a nice body to head combo. Spinning kick blocked. More legkicks by Condit. Condit with a quick rush and lands a good left. Diaz taunts Condit as the round ends. MMAfrenzy scores a very close round 10-9 for Condit.
Round 2 – Headkick by Condit misses. Diaz stalking but Condit is throwing the shots. Flying knee by Condit misses. Diaz lands a nice combo along the cage. Nice right by Condit. Nice spinning backfist by Condit. Right hook by Condit lands. Diaz with more taunting. Legkick by Condit. Diaz presses forward and Condit lands a leg kick and evades. Switch kick by Condit to Diaz’s thigh. Diaz with a nice body to head combo as answer to a Condit body kick. Nice front kick to body kick by Condit. Another nice body shot by Condit. Nice body combo landed by Diaz and Condit lands a nice knee and gets off the cage. Overhand right from Condit misses and Diaz tries to clinch. Nice one-two and move by Condit. Diaz starts a combo but Condit with a nice body shot and escape. Front kick by Condit is checked by Diaz. Horn sounds and Diaz tries to go after Condit and the referee intervenes. Diaz is taunting more than he’s landing right now. MMAFrenzy scores another close round 10-9 Condit.
Round 3 – Headkick by Condit misses. Side kick by Condit. Condit with a nice combo punctuated by a inside leg kick. Headkick by Condit lands. Condit with a body shot and rolls off the cage. Another nice kick by Condit. Diaz lands a combo but Condit rotates out with a nice body shot. Diaz tries to clinch but Condit evades. Headkick by Diaz blocked. Diaz with a nice left but Condit lands a nice body shot and prevents Diaz from landing more. Diaz with a nice kick. Jumping front kick by Diaz misses. Condit fires a front kick to the head and then a leg kick. Another leg kick by Condit lands nicely. Diaz storms but Condit with another body shot and he rotates out. Diaz taunts Condit again and Condit unloads with a great combo. Diaz with a nice shot and he lands another nice left. Condit with a nice elbow, and then a sidekick to Diaz’s body. Condit slips on a kick and Diaz chases but cannot do anything. Diaz again tries to go after the bell. MMAFrenzy scores another tight round 10-9 Condit.
Round 4 – Legkick by Condit lands to start the action. Thigh kick by Condit. Front kick to the thigh by Condit. Pair of body kicks by Diaz. Another legkick by Condit. Condit punches out of Diaz clinch attempt. Front kick to the face by Condit lands. Condit’s movement has been great. Condit with another front kick that misses and Diaz tries a single leg. Condit defends and lands another hard combo. Hard thigh kick by Condit. Diaz taunting again. Right by Condit misses. Condit with a body kick to leg kick. Diaz again tries to corner Condit but he evades. Another nice leg kick by Condit. Nice left by Diaz. Leg kick to head kick combo landed beautifully by Condit. Diaz tries another single and misses. Outside legkick by Condit lands and another. Frontkick to the face by Condit, Diaz catches it but Condit gets it back. Pair of headkicks by Diaz misses. Diaz grabs a single at the end of the round refuses to let go for a few seconds after the horn. MMAFrenzy scores the most definitive round of the fight 10-9 Condit (40-36).
Round 5 – Body kick by Diaz lands. Leg kick to side kick combo by Condit lands. Condit with another leg kick. Diaz with a weak headkick attempt. Diaz throws four head kicks in a row that are either blocked or missed. Right by Condit misses and Diaz ties to clinch. Diaz pressues again but Condit evades. Headkick by Condit misses. Two minutes left. Nice knee by Condit. Nice combo by Condit lands. Body shot by Diaz lands. Pair of outside leg kicks by Condit. Diaz takes Condit down and lands back mount. Diaz is trying a back armbar but Condit is defending. Diaz gets a body triangle and is trying choke out Condit. Condit breaks free. Diaz tries for and armbar and Condit reverses. Fighters fight til the horn sounds and they show each other respect at the end. The round was Nick Diaz’s best of the fight. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Diaz but the fight goes to Condit (49-46).
Carlos Condit def. Nick Diaz via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
After the announcement, Diaz claims he is “done” with MMA.
ROY NELSON vs. FABRICIO WERDUM
Round 1 – Josh Rosenthal is our referee. Touch of gloves and we’re off. USA chant starts already… sigh… Nice knee by Werdum. Wicked combo by Werdum answered by a body kick. Quick takedown by Werdum and he quickly takes Nelson’s back. Nelson works back up along the cage but Werdum is blasting way with muay thai knees that are landing brutally. Nelson manages to reverse position along the cage and is working some short punches. More nasty knees by Werdum, yikes. Nelson manages to reverse along the cage but Werdum is still landing hard knees to Nelson. Nelso is just holding Werdum against the cage with occasional knees and the ref breaks them apart. Holy crap Nelson’s nose is bleeding horribly. Doctor let’s it go though. Werdum with another knee off the restart. Legkick by Werdum is countered by an overhand right and knocks him down. Nelson chases and almost makes the same mistake Fedor did. Nelson backs out of the expert guard. Nice body kick to knee combo by Werdum. Werdum barely misses a wheel kick as the round ends. Impressive round by Werdum wow. MMAFrenzy scores it 10-9 Werdum.
Round 2 – Fighters touch gloves again. Werdum with a nice legkick. Brutal knee by Werdum briefly knocks down Nelson but he survives. Nelson with a good legkick. Nice legkick by Werdum. Nice combo by Werdum. Nelson is bleeding badly. Nice knee to the body by Werdum. Another good legkick by Werdum. Another legkick to Nelson’s thigh. Headkick by Werdum. Nelson is staggering like a bar room brawler in a 45 minute fight now and is loading up like one too. Front kick by Werdum. Body shot by Werdum. Nice legkick by Werdum as Nelson advances. Overhand right from Werdum barely misses. Nice leg kick by Werdum. Nelson catches Werdum but Werdum evades. Werdum with another legkick. Fighter’s end clinched and Nelson lands an overhand right that lands just as the bell ends. Closer round as Werdum appeared to put it on cruise control. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Werdum (20-18).
Round 3 -Nelson struggled a bit off his stool. Fighters touch gloves again. Another leg kick by Werdum. Takedown attempt by Werdum but Nelson goes for a standing guillotine. Nelson is put a lot of energy into it but the Abu Dhabi champ defended it well. Fighters break and Nelson moves the fight against the cage. Thai clinch by Werdum and Nelson eats a wicked left. Another left and knee crush Nelson again. Nice jab by Werdum. Nelson looks like he’s been beaten with a 2×4. Front kick to the face by Werdum. Two minutes left. Legkick by Werdum. Werdum is using good movement as Nelson is just looking for the KO. Nice knee by Werdum. Nelson is struggling with a minute left now, he’s taken a beating. Headkick by Werdum. Nice combo by Werdum with :40 left. Body shot by Werdum. Slow spinning kick by Nelson. Front kick by Werdum as the round ends. Nelson kept coming but he took a serious beating and his body shows it. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Werdum 10-9 (30-27).
Fabricio Werdum def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
JOSH KOSCHECK vs. MIKE PIERCE
Round 1 – Herb Dean is our referee and we are underway. Pierce reaches to touch gloves but a peeved Kos declines. Pierce with a single but Kos defends and we are against the cage. Short knees and punches by both fighters against the cage. Dean implores the fighters for more action but Pierce declines. Kos works free but Pierce with a good uppercut. Pierce with a wild combo to a takedown attempt but is blocked again. Kos uses the over/under tie to get Pierce to the fence. Nice combo as the fighters break by Kos. Nice jab by Kos. Combo by Kos gets countered by a right by Pierce that staggers Kos briefly but Pierce gets rocked advancing and both fighters back away for a minute. Nice kick by Kos. Combo by Pierce is answered by a stiff shot by Kos. Pierce goes for another single but Kos uses the whizzer to get his leg back. Very close round that’s tough to score. Kos seemed more accurate in the round however. MMAFrenzy gives a slight advantage to Kos 10-9.
Round 2 – Right hand by Pierce lands and he looks for yet another takedown to start the action. Kos again whizzers the arm of Pierce and get’s his leg free. Kos reverses Pierce along the cage but as the fighters break Pierce with a nice uppercut. Left hook misses by Kos, Pierce with a nice jab. Kos is loading up the right hand. Pierce was cut by an accidental headbutt on the side of his head and he’s bleeding badly but it’s not affecting his vision. Pierce with another takedown attempt. Dean breaks the action to warn Kos about open hand strikes. Kos measures up Pierce and then lands an easy double. Pierce is tangled against the cage but Kos can’t advance without giving up his advantage. Kos does advance and lands a powerful strike before Pierce escapes as the round ends. Dean again warns Kos about measuring Pierce up with the open hand jab feints. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Kos.
Round 3 – Pierce combo gets answered nicely by Kos. Kos is clearly being affected by the warning by Dean. Pierce gets a brief takedown but Kos quickly works back and reverses Pierce against the cage. Nice elbow by Kos as the clinch breaks. Nice combo by Kos and he’s picking up the pace. Pierce with a nice knee in the clinch. Nice jab by Pierce. Lead left hook by Pierce lands and Kos with a single leg. Pierce uses the whizzer and cage to stay up though. Dean is being very impatient with the fighters tonight and breaks up the clinch. Kos lands an accidental eye poke and Dean gives him a final warning. Nice combo by Kos. Pierce with a bad takedown attempt. Kos answers with beautiful double with :25 left. Pierce working a switch but gives up his back as he stands. Spinning back elbow lands by Pierce as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Pierce but the fight goes to Kos (29-28).
Josh Koscheck def. Mike Pierce via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
RENAN BARAO vs. SCOTT JORGENSEN
Round 1 – Kim Winslow is our referee and we are underway. Fighter’s touch gloves and Barao lands a nice leg kick. Jorgensen misses a takedown as Barao evades. Nice leg kicks from Barao. Jorgensen answers with a leg kick but eats a jab. Jorgensen staggered by a kick and Barao attempts a wild flying knee that misses. Jorgensen with another failed takedown attempt. Nice jab by Barao. Jorgensen with another takedown that Barao stops and reverses Jorgensen on the cage. Nice legkick by Barao. Jorgensen misses another overhand right. Powerful legkick by Barao takes the steam off a Jorgensen overhand left. Jorgensen clips Barao briefly but can’t take advantage. Barao is really cracking the leg kicks. Jorgensen tries another takedown but ends up missing and getting reversed along the cage. Jorgensen breaks free. Spinning kick by Barao lands again. Round ends with both fighters in the center. Barao controlled that round. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Barao.
Round 2 – Fighters again touch gloves to start the round. Jorgensen goes for the double leg but again can’t land it. Nice right by Barao. Nice outside legkick by Barao. Jorgensen is having trouble getting inside the range of Barao when striking. Pair of combos by Barao set up another nice spinning kick. Jorgensen attempts a takedown and pulls guard. Barao gets to half-guard. Jorgensen digging for a kimura that isn’t there but gets back to full guard. Jorgensen has a hip sweep/kimura position but Barao does a good job controlling. Jorgensen finally escapes and we’re standing again. Nice body kick by Jorgensen. Jorgensen is picking up the pace but then eats a wicked spinning kick to the body. Nice outside legkick to Jorgensen’s thigh. Round ends with both fighters centered. Jorgensen was starting to look desperate there as the round went on. MMAFrenzy scores it 10-9 Barao (20-18).
Round 3 – (technical difficulties) Barao controlled the third round while Jorgensen was increasingly frustrated. Barao was very impressive in the fight at staying on his feet against the former Bronco wrestler. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Renan Barao 10-9 (30-27).
Renan Barao def. Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
ED HERMAN vs. CLIFFORD STARKS
Round 1 – Nice uppercut from Herman is answered by a nice right from Starks. Starks pummels in for an underhook and works Herman to the cage. Short knees from Herman and he breaks free off the cage. Nice right from Starks off a feint. Another nice right from Starks.Nice uppercut by Herman and Herman goes for the clinch but Starks quickly takes control of the clinch against the fence. Herman reverses briefly but Starks recovers and Herman lands two nice knees. Herman’s ear is cut. Starks is holding Herman againt the cage but Herman is being more effective with strikes. Brutal right from Starks and Herman goes for the takedown and gets blocked but gets Starks down on a reshot. Herman with a nice elbow in Starks half-guard but Starks sweeps on top. Brief flurry of shots from Starks but Herman threatens with a sub and controls posture. Round ends with Herman trying to setup an armbar. Tough round to score but Herman did enough to take the round. MMAFrenzy scores it 10-9 Herman.
Round 2 – A lot of swelling on Herman’s face to start the round. Herman goes for a kick and slips but Starks doesn’t chase. Herman tries to clinch but get’s reversed. Herman with a nice outside trip takedown and he quickly takes Starks back. Herman working for the choke and gets it. Ed Herman wins via rear naked choke.
Ed Herman def. Clifford Starks via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:43 of Round 2
Pictured: Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit (via @danawhite)