T he Ultimate Fighting Championship awarded $50,000 performance bonuses to three UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz fighters following the event at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday night.
The Fight of the Night bonus went to the co-main event fighters Carlos Condit and Johny Hendricks. The two top welterweight contenders fought to a decision in an action-packed war. Hendricks’ wrestling was the difference in what was a Fight of the Year candidate.
Jake Ellenberger’s first-round knockout of Nate Marquardt earned him the Knockout of the Night award. Ellenberger, known for his knockout punching power, landed a combination along the cage the knocked Marquardt down. As Marquardt struggled to grab a leg, Ellenberger delivered a right hand that rendered him unconscious.
There was no Submission of the Night bonus for UFC 158 because there wasn’t a submission finish in the 12 fights on the card.
Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre retained his title in the main event with a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz. St-Pierre used his jab and wrestling ability to nullify Diaz's offense. All three scorecards read 50-47 for St-Pierre.
A total of $150,000 was awarded in bonus money following UFC 158.
UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz Full Results:
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Georges St-Pierre def. Nick Diaz by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
-Johny Hendricks def. Carlos Condit by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Jake Ellenberger def. Nate Marquardt by KO at 3:00, R1
-Chris Camozzi def. Nick Ring by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Mike Ricci def. Colin Fletcher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Patrick Cote def. Bobby Voelker by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Darren Elkins def. Antonio Carvalho by TKO at 3:06, R1
-Jordan Mein def. Dan Miller by TKO at 4:42, R1
-John Makdessi def. Daron Cruickshank by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Rick Story def. Quinn Mulhern by TKO at 3:05, R1
-T.J. Dillashaw def. Issei Tamura by KO at :26, R2
-George Roop def. Reuben Duran by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
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