Georges St-Pierre retains title, earns five round decision win over Diaz
The welterweight title fight was the main event of Saturday’s UFC 158 event at Bell Centre in Montreal. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
St-Pierre’s intensity was evident from the moment he stepped into the cage. The trademark intensity somehow brought to an even higher lever as Diaz taunted him from the other side of the octagon. There was no touch of gloves
Diaz walked forward with punches to open the fight, but St-Pierre answered with kicks to the leg and then scored a takedown just seconds into the opening round. Diaz quickly rolled and turned as he looked for opportunities on the floor, but St-Pierre patiently controlled the positioning as he transitioned from side to side and looked for a chance to take his opponent’s back. Diaz defended well as he turned to create space, but it was complete positional control for St-Pierre throughout the frame.
A frustrated Diaz lunged at St-Pierre well after the bell, but referee Yves Lavigne was there to prevent any contact.
|Height||6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)|
|Weight||169 (76.66 kg)|
|Team||Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu|
|Height||5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)|
|Weight||170 (77.11 kg)|