UFC 158 Main Event Recap: GSP Defeats Diaz in Dominant Fashion

UFC 154 Georges St-PierreMMAFrenzy concludes our live coverage of tonight’s UFC 158 fight card with our recap of tonight’s main event. With all the talk over, main event fighters Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz entered the cage tonight in Montreal. In the end, St-Pierre defeated Diaz to retain the UFC welterweight championship.

Georges St-Pierre simply negated the offense of Nick Diaz early and often in tonight’s fight. St-Pierre blended solid kickboxing with great wrestling to keep control of the fight. St-Pierre also managed to throw off Diaz with a superman punch that disrupted the rhythm of Diaz multiple times. Diaz constantly looked for the knee bar but it was tipped off each time and GSP defended it.

At the end of the fight both guys had a great display of sportsmanship and Diaz again hinted at a possible retirement.

Play-by-Play:

UFC Welterweight Title Fight: Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Nick Diaz

Rd. 1- The fighters barely get through the refs instructions without a blow being landed and we’re finally rolling. Yves Lavigne is tonight’s third man in the cage. Legkick by GSP. GSP with a takedown and Diaz grabs guard. Punches to the body and head by GSP. GSP takes Diaz’s back in a scramble. GSP with a stack and Diaz tries to get into a double leg of his own but GSP easily defends and peppers away on Diaz. Big elbows by GSP. Diaz again gives up his back and GSP is smothering him. Diaz tries to use the cage to stand but GSP pulls him away. Diaz again grabs the cage to stand but GSP again gets him down and sinks the hooks in. GSP again gets him down and throws a hard knee as the round ends. Diaz shoves GSP as Lavigne tries separate them. MMAFrenzy scores it 10-9.

Rd. 2- GSP controls the striking early. Diaz is caught with a hook. Diaz again gets over-extended on a punch and it’s an easy takedown for GSP. Weak heel kicks by Diaz. Diaz is trying to be active in the guard but getting smothered with strikes. Diaz tries to slide to a kneebar but GSP takes his back and lands a huge knee. Diaz posts up but GSP gets him back down and lands some huge elbows. Scramble into a fronthead position and GSP with some knees to the body but Diaz finally escapes. Diaz taunts GSP but eats a super man jab. Big legkicks by GSP. Spinning back kick by Diaz misses. Superman punch again as the rounds ends and Nick again has to be walked away Lavigne. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 (20-18).

Rd. 3- Diaz is talking trash and eating strikes from GSP now. The more Nick talks the more he gets hit. Diaz finally stops a takedown but cannot stop the second. After a scramble Nick gets back up. GSP is landing as Diaz just covers up. Body shot by Diaz. Big legkick by GSP and Diaz throws two of his own. More jabs by GSP. Matching spinning kicks by both fighters. GSP again lands a combo and tries a takedown but Diaz stops it. Huge straight right by GSP. Jab by Diaz. Big right hook by Diaz. Lefts by Diaz but he literally just walks into a takedown with less than a minute left. More strikes from GSP as he has Nick’s back. The round ends and Lavigne separates them as Diaz throws a punch after the bell. Lavigne threatens to DQ him MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 GSP (30-27).

Rd. 4- More strikes by GSP to open the round as Diaz responds. GSP’s takedown is stuffed but lands a head kick. More hard shots by GSP but Diaz defends the takedown. Headkick by GSP. Knees and punches to the body in the clinch by Diaz. Body combo by Diaz in the clinch. Diaz is just walking back and forth with his hands down and GSP is just picking his shots. Nick is barely even trying anything. Driving takedown by GSP. Nick eats some shots but works back to his feet only to get brought back to the canvas by GSP. Diaz tries a kimura but he has nothing. Diaz tries a roll for a kneebar but nothing is there. As much as Nick is talking he isn’t doing anything about it. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 GSP (40-36).

Rd. 5- Kicks by Diaz to open the action. Jab by GSP is answered by a hard left from Diaz. GSP has a takedown blocked by Diaz clinches. Big knee in the clinch by GSP but Diaz reverses him along the cage. Knees in the clinch by GSP and an answer by Diaz. Fighters break and GSP with a jab. GSP trips up Diaz and he is again taken down. GSP has an ankle ride from the back and is landing punches. Knee to the body by GSP. Diaz is finally  up. Body kicks by Diaz have little on them. Switch kick by GSP and he lands a driving takedown with 0:35 left and that is likely it. GSP lands some big shots as the fight ends and Nick gives GSP his due in a show of class. Should be a 50-45 decision for GSP.

Georges St-Pierre def. Nick Diaz via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

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