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

March 14, 2013
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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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  • dgs

    Nick should have worked on NOTHING but take down defense, since will all know GSP has now become a fighter who wins on take downs and points. GSP offers zero danger on the feet and minimal submission danger, he is now all about take downs, top position, and playing the clock. Of all the UFC champions, GSP is by far now the most boring to watch. I would rather watch paint dry than see this once dynamic fighter become a gun-shy take down artist who fights not to lose, rather than to win.

    The first fighter who either learns to stuff GSP’s take downs or who proves to be a better wrestler than GSP and beats him at his own game, becomes champ. I think Hendricks is that fighter.

  • drkdisciple

    Greg Jackson was MIA from GSP’s corner, wonder what is going on there. On a side note Diaz when interviewed by Rogan spoke like a man that knew he was going to fail a drug test and get fired.