The fans have been waiting a very long time for tonight’s UFC 158 main event. The hype and trash talking is over, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title against the former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz.
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The fight fans have waiting to see for a year and a half finally happens this weekend at UFC 158. UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will make his eighth consecutive title defense in the night’s main event against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz.
Few figures are as polarizing as Nick Diaz, and while he isn’t the one to hold the Welterweight strap, he seems to be the focal point of all the talk concerning UFC 158. The title fight isn’t the only piece of action at 170lbs, as it seems the entire division has turned out for this event. Hendricks, Condit, Ellenberger and Marquardt all have a claim to stake and you can bet we’ll be seeing some fireworks in the cage.
Often these hyped up MMA events fall flat come fight night but tonight’s UFC on FOX 5 lived up and maybe even exceeded the hype. You knew the night was going to be good when Scott Jorgensen and John Albert opened the show with an exciting 4:59 of action that would end up being “Fight of the Night”.
Three fighters missed weight on their first try at today’s pre-fight weigh-ins for tomorrows UFC on FOX 5. The three will have two hours to shed off those final tough pounds, but for one of them it could mean whether or not a title is one the line.
The UFC has given fans plethora of main card worthy fights on Saturday’s UFC on Fox 5 and they all look to be worth your hard-earned money but wait, they’re free on Fox. As a bonus the card will be headlined by a lightweight title fight, so here’s a quick look at the entire UFC on FOX 5 fight card.
Saturday’s UFC on FOX 5 will be the fourth event this year on FOX and only the second time the network televised event will be headlined by a title fight. The first ever FOX card was headlined by the heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos but only featured one televised bout. UFC on FOX 5 will have the traditional four bouts on FOX is headlined by the lightweight champion Benson Henderson making his second title defense against Ultimate Fighter winner Nate Diaz.