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UFC 154 Results: GSP retains gold with convincing decision win over Carlos Condit

A sight long overdue materialized earlier this evening at UFC 154 when welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre strutted down to the Octagon to defend his belt. The bout was GSP’s first since April 2011 when he saw eighteen months of his career evaporate due to a pair of knee injuries including a torn ACL.

While his return to the ring was highly anticipated and came in front of his hometown fans, St-Pierre certainly wasn’t given an easy task in his attempt at reclaiming glory, as he faced 28-5 finisher Carlos Condit in the evening’s main event. The “Natural Born Killer” had been on a tear leading up to tonight’s main event, winning five straight fights against Dan Hardy, Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald, Dong Hyun Kim, and Nick Diaz.

St-Pierre came out strong, matching Condit in the stand-up department before taking him down and peppering him with strikes from the top. Before long Condit was opened up with the damage being accelerated in the second stanza when “Rush” caught him rushing in. GSP scored another takedown shortly thereafter, winning the frame with some more ground and pound. However, in the third Condit landed a huge head kick that sent St-Pierre to the mat and then attacked without hesitation. St-Pierre survived the onslaught, getting back to his feet and ultimately scoring another takedown to ride out the rest of the round in an advantageous position. The fourth round saw more of the same with St-Pierre putting Condit on his back and pounding him from above for the bulk of the period. St-Pierre was equally convincing in the fifth, looking crisp with his punches and again taking Condit down to pummel him. In the end, the fan-favorite came away with the Unanimous Decision victory to mark his seventh straight championship defense.

Also on the card, welterweight contenders Martin Kampmann (20-5) and Johny Hendricks (13-1) collided in hopes of earning a crack at the championship. Kampmann’s propensity for eating punches early proved to be true once again though the “Hitman” couldn’t recover from Hendricks’ power this time around. The knockout was the eighth of Hendricks’ career and likely earned him a go at welterweight gold depending on what happens between St-Pierre and Anderson Silva.

Read below for a full list of UFC 154 winners/losers:

Darren Elkins def. Steven Siler via Unanimous Decision
Ivan Menjivar def. Azamat Gashimov via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Matt Riddle def. John Maguire via Unanimous Decision
Antonio Carvalho def. Rodrigo Damm via Split Decision
John Makdessi def. Sam Stout via Unanimous Decision
Cyrille Diabate def. Chad Griggs via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Patrick Cote def. Alessio Sakara via Disqualification (Illegal Shots to Back of Head)
Pablo Garza def. Mark Hominick via Unanimous Decision
Rafael dos Anjos def. Mark Bocek via Unanimous Decision
Francis Carmont def. Tom Lawlor via Split Decision
Johny Hendricks def. Martin Kampmann via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Georges St-Pierre def. Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision

44 COMMENTS
  • Lord Faust says:

    Heading out to my folks’ place to watch the fights, but my main card picks are:

    – Bocek
    – Hominick
    – Carmont
    – Hendricks
    – GSP

    Only undercard fight I have a pick for is Côté over Sakara, probably by (T)KO.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Not able to watch the fights once again, I honestly don’t remember the last one I did watch, damn you money, anyways predictions copy & pasta from other topic:

    Mark Bocek
    . Sam Stout
    Chad Griggs
    Patrick Cote
    Mark Hominick
    Tom Lawlor
    Johny Hendricks
    Georges St-Pierre

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Also Faust from what I’ve seen on twitter, your lineup seems to be the way the majority is going..I seem to be the only one saying lawlor will take it though.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Pretty incredible composure by Siler. He’s getting worked though.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Facebook/UFC got their shit together since the last time I tried one of these streams… perfect tonight.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Stout
    Diabate
    Cote
    Hominick
    dos Anjos
    Carmont
    Hendricks
    Condit

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I don’t feel confident picking either guy in the Hominick fight, but I always do the whole main card regardless.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Bonus pick: AZAMAT!

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Maguire was sleepwalking thru that fight. Pretty terrible. And now with a 2 fight losing streak he’s gonna be on thin ice next time out.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Lackluster action thru the first half of the card. Bring on the good stuff.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Wish Dan would have been more proactive in jumping in to issue a warning so that the action could have eventually continued. Why sit there and watch six or seven consecutive rabbit punches??

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    That was shaping up to be an incredible back-and-forth war….too damn bad it was ruined that way.

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  • MCM says:

    missed the undercard and won’t be able to catch the main card, but I’m gonna say

    GSP
    Kampmann
    Lawlor
    and Garza

    I would have picked Phillipou too.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    UFC 154, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada presented by the United States Marine Corps…wait…what?

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    So far almost all of my predictions are wrong…really hope that’s not a trend that stays true for the main event

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Two fights into the PPV and one thing is clear -we Canadians bleed RED.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    “…which in Portuguese means from angels.”

    Thank you, Goldie

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Lawlor should have gotten the split decision based on his awesome Shockmaster entrance at the weigh- ins.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Plus he’s got a f*ck tape

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    DAYYYAAAMMMN!

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  • Dufresne says:

    Holy f*cking sh*t.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Holy Shit, Hendricks is a monster.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    What I meant was-
    DAYYYAAAMMMN!
    GOLDIE CALLED IT!

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    That was a pretty short compact shot too. Crazy power he’s able to generate.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Stoppage. You sir, are correct.

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  • RicM says:

    HOLY SHIT!!!! HENDRICKS!!!!

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  • RicM says:

    jeez, Rogan slays me…..”he’d kick all their asses…..” awesome!

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Whew!
    We got thru Rnd1!

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Whew!
    We got thru Rnd 2!

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  • RicM says:

    CHRIST IN A SIDECAR, WHAT A GREAT FIGHT!!!!!!!!

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Whew!
    We made it thru the 3rd End!

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Whew!
    We made it thru the 4th Rnd!

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    3-5 horrible, but at least GSP won..thanks to twitter for giving me play by play since I couldn’t watch the fights.

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  • Dufresne says:

    That was a hell of a fight for being a five round decision. The only threat I see to GSP’s belt at this point is possibly Diaz. I think Diaz’s BJJ and aggressive and constant pressure is the perfect counter point for GPS’s style. I don’t know if Diaz could beat him, but I do know that it would be one hell of a fight.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Good main event. If GSP was gonna lose, this was the fight… coming off the devastating injury, huge layoff, and facing a helluva fighter in Condit, but GSP still has enough explosion to get the fight to the ground when he needs to and from there he is just absolutely smothering. Condit had his chance, and if he catches Georges just a *little* more flush with that wide open head kick he’s holding the belt, but GSP hung on and controlled the action from there.

    The obvious topic will continue to be what’s next for GSP…. I’d really prefer that he fight Hendricks and then hopefully Diaz, but of course a fight against Silva would be interesting. We’ll see what happens. Money talks, and GSP has as good a relationship as anyone with the UFC brass so they’ll open up the vault to get him to sign on the dotted line.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Whew!
    We made it thru the 5th Rnd!

    One helluva championship fight!

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    I’d give Hendricks a better shot at beating GSP than Diaz. Johnny’s power is undeniable, and now that he’s finished ultra durable fighters like Sodollah, Fitch & Kampmann it’s pretty clear there’s nothing flukey about that left hand. And as a very accomplished collegiate wrestler, you’d think Hendricks would have somewhat of a chance of fending off GSP’s dynamic grappling game. At least long enough to try to find a spot to catch him, like Condit almost did tonight. But GSP will probably be better next time out, further removed from the injury & having had a chance to get back into the full swing of things, so realistically he’ll beat Hendricks & anybody else in the division right now. Guys like Condit & Hendricks are badasses; GSP is a legend.

    Diaz would be an interesting fight but I think GSP would jab and grapple/wrestle him to an easy decision victory. And let’s face it, the closest thing Diaz has to a top-10 victory in the WW division is BJ Penn, who was on his way to “retirement” so I’m still not convinced Diaz is as good as the hype. IMO he should have to beat a current top contender to deserve a shot at GSP’s belt, but it’s a big draw fight with money to be made so as long as he can get himself licensed and stop getting stoned long enough to pass tests, he oughtta get his shot in 2013.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Agree with Richard. Anyone who relies on stamina and sustained agression against GSP is doomed to failure. If you’re going to beat him, it’s the big shot – which means Hendricks is the best shot.

    I love we saw GSP wear a big one and come back. questioning his chin/will/heart should be about done with now.

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  • Niv says:

    Holy crap that main event was great! GSP is a monster and I don’t see anybody beating him at WW. Hendriks is a monster but so is Condit, and he just couldn’t get anything going aside from the big shot in the 3rd.

    The top three fights on my UFC wish list right now are GSP vs Nick Diaz, Alister Overeem vs JDS and Anderson Silva vs Jon Jones. I hope we see some of these if not all these fights happen soon.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    I got a kick out of how the showed Silva over the time clock, watching intently in his big glasses.I’m surprised they didn’t show him writing down notes.
    They’re really pushing the GSP vs.Silva fight.
    Between Silva, Hendricks and Diaz( if Diaz beats Koschek), GSP has a busy future.
    Let’s hope he stays healthy.

    And to the UFC Welterweight Division-
    MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS!

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Laugh of the night.
    During the post fight presser, it was mentioned that Nick Diaz had tweeted that he was not impressed by GSP’s performance.

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  • RicM says:

    Yo Nick Diaz, my missus works in a head shop……we could hook ya up with blockers, flush, hell, even a “whiz kit”…..whatever it’ll take for ya to pass the commission’s piss test so then you can finally get schooled by GSP…….

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  • Screenplaya says:

    GSP was not fully himself, but he was still more than a very game Condit could handle. GSP actually seemed to tire in the 5th round, which is not something I have seen before, but I am sure that is down to the rust and inactivity.

    Props to Condit, too. He battled. He landed that headkick, and tried VERY hard to end the fight.

    How bad is GSP? He got kicked in the head, knocked down, and he still won the round on most cards. Greatest ever? Uh, yeah.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    UFC retweeted what Diaz said, then tweeted that someone mentioned it to GSP, and he said that he did better the Diaz did against Carlos.

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