Georges St. Pierre def. Carlos Condit - Decision (Unanimous)
Johny Hendricks def. Martin Kampmann - KO (Punch)
Francis Carmont def. Tom Lawlor - Decision (Split)
Rafael Dos Anjos def. Mark Bocek - Decision (Unanimous)
Pablo Garza def. Mark Hominick - Decision (Unanimous)
Preliminary Card on FX:
Patrick Cote def. Alessio Sakara - DQ (Strikes to Back of Head)
Cyrille Diabate def. Chad Griggs - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
John Makdessi def. Sam Stout - Decision (Unanimous)
Preliminary Card on Facebook:
Antonio Carvalho def. Rodrigo Damm - Decision (Split)
Ivan Menjivar def. Azamat Gashimov - Submission (Armbar)
Matt Riddle def. John McGuire - Decision (Unanimous)
Darren Elkins def. Steven Siler - Decision (Unanimous)
Following the event, UFC officials announced that St. Pierre-Condit (Fight of the Night), Ivan Menjivar (Submission of the Night), and Johny Hendricks (KO of the Night) all received $70,000 bonuses.
All of the participants for the UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit card successfully made weight in preparation for their bouts Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
The event will be headlined by a UFC welterweight title unification bout featuring current champion Georges St. Pierre and interim champion Carlos Condit. The co-main event will feature a number one contender bout between Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks.
The offical weights can be found after the jump.
A pivotal welterweight bout between heavy-handed title contenders Jake Ellenberger and Martin Kampmann has been tapped to headline The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale, which is slated for June 1 in Las Vegas and will air live on FX.
The UFC announced today that the bout will be a five-round affair. The winner will likely be the next in line to face the winner of Carlos Condit and Georges St. Pierre's expected showdown at the end of the year.
The show will also feature the lightweight finals of the ongoing "TUF 15" season as well as likely apperances from a handful of cast members.
Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com.
After Diego Sanchez chased Martin Kampmann around and swung away during the final seconds of their UFC on Versus III main event clash on Thursday night, I thought for sure that I had just witnessed one of the best and bloodiest fights of the year to date, but also a candidate for 2011's top comeback in a bout.
In fact, I thought it was a no-brainer in that a couple of minutes, Diego Sanchez's hand was going to be raised, unquestionably. It was.
But then the boos came raining down from those in attendance at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Joe Rogan comforted a disappointed Kampmann and told him that he thought he had won. I received some texts from friends asking why judges keep messing up decisions this days. And then I wondered, was I even watching the same fight? Did I miss something?
Vitor Belfort. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Vitor Belfort’s return to the UFC was a successful one as the former UFC light heavyweight champion decked former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin with a series of punches that resulted in a first-round TKO win for the heavy-handed Brazilian in the main event of UFC 103 on Saturday night in Dallas, Texas.
Up until the ending sequence, the bout didn’t feature much action. Belfort (19-8) and Franklin (25-5) exchanged leg kicks and short jabs, but neither put together any offense of note that landed. Things completely changed however after Belfort clipped Franklin with an overhand left during an exchange.
We will be going live at 6:00 PM ET with live results of UFC 103: “Franklin vs. Belfort”, which will take place at a sold out American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event’s televised main card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view starting at 10:00 PM ET. An additional hour of preliminary bouts will also be shown on Spike TV starting at 9:00 PM ET prior to that.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort headlines the event, returning to the UFC in a 195 lb catchweight bout against former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. A heavyweight contenders clash between formidable strikers Mirko Cro Cop and Junior Dos Santos serves as the co-main event.
Mike Swick. Photo by Justin Grant. Courtesy of MikeSwick.com.
Mike Swick’s title aspirations have apparently been put on hold as the “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 103 bout against Martin Kampmann due to a concussion suffered during training.
British tabloid magazine “The Sun” is reporting that EliteXC and Strikeforce veteran Paul “Semtex” Daley has been tapped to replace Swick at the event. Swick confirmed his injury in a recent post on his official Twitter account.
Martin Kampmann. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Today, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the upcoming bout between Mike Swick and Martin Kampmann will determine the number one contender for Georges St. Pierre’s welterweight title.
White said, “I’m excited the UFC is heading back to Texas. Our event in Houston was a great success. Wherever we go, fans know UFC delivers great fights. Mike Swick vs. Martin Kampmann could be fight of the night at UFC 103 because the winner takes on Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight title.”
Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed today through an official announcement that WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will indeed be making the jump over to the organization. The New Mexico native will headline UFC Fight Night 18 against Martin Kampmann.
Condit defeated John Alessio to capture the vacant WEC welterweight title in March 2007 and went on to successfully defend the belt three straight times. His last title defense was a hard-fought fourth-round stoppage of Hiromitsu Miura at WEC 35 this past August.
After winning four out of five fights in the UFC’s middleweight division, Kampmann opted to drop down to welterweight and was victorious in his 170 lb debut, scoring a second-round TKO win over Alexandre Barros at UFC 93 on January 17.
Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
- It appears that WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit could be headed to the UFC after all. Days after a Five Ounces of Pain report suggested that the WEC was attempting to match Condit up against Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 18 in April after Condit was forced out of his March 1 title defense against Brock Larson due to injury, MMA Junkie is reporting that has been signed for the event, essentially signaling the end for the WEC’s 170 lb. division. In semi-related news, Dann Stupp and company are also saying that “Ultimate Fighter 8” runner-up Philippe Nover will likely return to action against Kyle Bradley at UFC 98.