Another single-leg attempt from Bocek and again dos Anjos widens his base and sprawls on the fence. Riddle denies it and puts Maguire on the cage, again not mounting much offense in the clinch before backing off. He manages to get back to his feet when Elkins stands up to reposition, but Elkins double-legs him right back to the canvas. He lost a split decision to before taking one over. Condit reversed a takedown and got on top briefly. They're pushing quite a pace on the ground. I still have my doubts about whether this fight comes off or not.
The only thing that prohibits this fight from happening in May or June is Diaz having issues getting licensed by the commission. They throw nasty strikes at each other right until the final horn. Georges got into half guard in the final two minutes-plus and dropped a few strikes. Carmont is spitting blood out of his mouth and manages to pop his head loose with seconds to spare. St-Pierre bloodied him with one of them, a cut that leaked for the rest of the bout.
Short elbow inside from Riddle connects and a left hook shortly after. Pierre's first fight back from a 19-month injury layoff. For a more detailed recap of St. I also think there is a big part of St-Pierre that wants to fight Diaz. Good right cross from St. Instead, Hominick puts his back on the mat with Garza in his closed guard. Elkins grabs a guillotine from half-guard, loses it as Siler tries to scramble back to his feet, but is able to keep Siler on the ground.
Carmont swings his hips for a triangle, changes to an armbar. Pierre seems to regain his wits as he slows the assault with his guard and staggers back up. Pierre Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre finds the chin of Condit, who keeps swinging and pulling up short. Carvalho keeps looking for the head kick but Damm is blocking or sidestepping each one. Overhand lefts from Maguire are ducked by Riddle, who comes back with an uppercut to the body. That's one less than St.
Riddle rolls through and extracts his head. Sakara is injured, on the retreat as he eats a knee and more punches from Cote -- but just as suddenly, Sakara reverses the momentum as they work on the fence. Silva has talked about doing the fight at 177 or 178. Condit gets back to his feet with 1:15 left. Condit was constantly looking for the kimura throughout the fight but never sealed the deal. Meanwhile, St-Pierre left with a hematoma from the head kick.
Condit whiffs on a spinning back fist and a knee. Makdessi backs him off with a stiff jab, then clips Stout on the temple when he falls off-balance on a punch. Another interesting scenario would be a Hendricks vs. In Middleweight action Nick Ring takes on Costa Philippou in a bout that could turn into a slugfest quickly. St-Pierre throws a few jabs and again lands a takedown.
Hominick tries to pound him out, but Garza gets up and blasts him with a right hand. Pierre counters with a right hand, then shoots in on a single and spins Condit to the ground. Both men look to finish strong with punches, kicks and knees, but neither lands anything significant and this one is headed to the scorecards. Pierre with another high kick. Pierre hits a takedown and Condit stays busy, locking up a body triangle from his back and throwing elbows upward. The third round was the only one I scored for Condit. Carmont comes in for a single-leg behind a leg kick and Lawlor snares him in a guillotine.