UFC 158 Play-by-Play: Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz

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Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz

Round 1: No touch of gloves in this one.  St-Pierre lands a leg kick.  Diaz presses forward and St-Pierre puts him on his back.  St-Pierre works inside Diaz’ full guard.  St-Pierre lands short punches to the body.  Diaz turns.  Diaz rolls and tries to get a takedown.  St-Pierre sprawls and takes Diaz’ back.  St-Pierre lands right hands.  St-Pierre gains side control.  Diaz works back to half guard.  St-Pierre postures up and delivers two hard elbows.  St-Pierre is controlling Diaz on the ground.  Diaz tries to stand but gets taken back to the canvas.  Diaz stands only to be pulled back down again.  St-Pierre takes Diaz’ back.  St-Pierre lands short punches.  Diaz stands but St-Pierre is on him.  St-Pierre elevates Diaz and slams him to the canvas.  St-Pierre lands a knee to the body at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for St-Pierre.

Round 2: St-Pierre lands a leg kick.  Diaz moves forward but St-Pierre drops down and takes him down.  St-Pierre lands an elbow.  He stands and delivers two right hands before dropping back down into Diaz’ guard.  Diaz rolls.  St-Pierre knees him to the body and lands right hands to the side of Diaz’ head.  St-Pierre switches sides and lands left hands.  Diaz tries to stand but St-Pierre takes him down again.  The champion delivers a huge elbow.  Diaz rolls and tries to stand but St-Pierre drags him down.  Diaz scrambles to his feet.  Diaz taunts St-Pierre.  St-Pierre answers with a superman jab.  They exchange right hands.  St-Pierre lands leg kicks.  He jumps in with a left hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for St-Pierre. Diaz is talking to St-Pierre after the round.

Round 3: Diaz takes the center of the Octagon.  He taunts St-Pierre.  St-Pierre looks for a high kick but misses.  He lands a stiff jab and goes back to working leg kicks.  St-Pierre goes for a takedown and Diaz stuffs it.  St-Pierre ducks under a Diaz jab and takes him to the ground.  Diaz tries to stand.  He works his way over to the fence and stands.  St-Pierre lets go and backs away.  St-Pierre lands his jab.  He works for a takedown but Diaz stuffs it.  Diaz lands a hard shot to the body of the champ.  St-Pierre lands an inside leg kick.  Diaz answers with a kick to the outside of the leg.  Diaz misses with a high kicks.  He and St-Pierre exchange misses with spinning kicks.  St-Pierre lands a combination and works for a  takedown.  Diaz, again stuffs it.  St-Pierre lands a hard straight right hand.  Diaz lands a left hand.  Diaz pushes forward and lands a right hand.  St-Pierre takes him down.  St-Pierre postures up and lands a right hand.  Diaz rolls.  St-Pierre takes his back.  St-Pierre lands a right hand.  The bell sounds and Diaz throws a punch a St-Pierre from his back after the round.

Round 4: St-Pierre’s corner tells him to take Diaz down.  St-Pierre opens with an inside leg kick.  St-Pierre steps in with his jab.  Diaz lands a right hand.  St-Pierre looks for a takedown and Diaz shakes it off.  St-Pierre goes back to working his jab.  Diaz defends another takedown attempt for St-Pierre.  Again, Diaz stops the takedown of St-Pierre.  St-Pierre presses Diaz against the cage. Diaz lands to the body with knees.  Diaz lands a combination on the break.  Diaz is walking on the outside with his hands down.  St-Pierre hits him with a jab.  St-Pierre drives forward and takes Diaz down with two minutes remaining in the round.  St-Pierre lands soft right hands.  Diaz works his way to the cage and stands.  St-Pierre elevates him and slams Diaz to the canvas.  Diaz rolls and stands along the cage.  St-Pierre looks up at the clock. St-Pierre drags him back down.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for St-Pierre.

Round 5: Diaz lands a leg kick.  He moves forward and lands a left hand.  St-Pierre lands a jab the snaps Diaz’ head back.  They clinch. Diaz delivers knees to the body of St-Pierre.  St-Pierre answers with one of his own. They exchange knees to the body. They separate.  St-Pierre lands his jab.  Diaz throws a high kick and slips.  St-Pierre seized the opportunity and keeps him down.  St-Pierre lands left hands.  He has Diaz’ back.  Diaz rolls out of it but St-Pierre maintains top position.  Diaz scrambles to his feet.  He lands two leg kicks.  St-Pierre engages the clinch.  Diaz lands multiple punches to the body of the champion.  He lands knees to the body.  Diaz presses St-Pierre against the cage.  St-Pierre circles away.  They exchange jabs and St-Pierre drives forward and takes Diaz down.  St-Pierre postures up and lands punches.  The round ends.  Diaz raises St-Pierre’s hand.  In his post-fight interveiw, Diaz said he’s done with mixed martial arts.

The judges score the fight for St-Pierre by unanimous decision.  All three scorecards read 50-45.

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