GSP to Face Diaz at UFC 158 in Montreal


UFC Logo ThumbnailIt’s official! Georges St-Pierre will face Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in Montreal, Quebec. The fight, which will be held on March 16, 2013, will be for GSP’s UFC Welterweight title.

The two fighters were originally scheduled to face each other at UFC 143. However, St-Pierre suffered an ACL injury and Diaz lost to Carlos Condit in an interim Welterweight title fight.

After recovering from injury, St-Pierre returned to defend his title against Condit by winning a dominant five round decision. Diaz has been suspended for a year for testing postive for marijuana metabolites following his Condit fight.

The fight was announced by the UFC_CA twitter account:

Welterweight tripleheader coming to MTL March 16: GSP v Diaz, Condit v MacDonald and Hendricks v Ellenberger. 6 of the top-10 welters! #bam

Also announced were a fight between Johny Hendricks and Jake Ellenberger and, later, UFC_CA tweeted a rematch between Patrick Cote and Alessio Sakara will also take place at UFC 158.

Add to that a rematch between Sakara and Côté for #UFC158. Tix on sale Jan. 19 — stay tuned for more details.

The fights join a previously announced Rory MacDonald vs Carlos Condit rematch.

9 Responses to “ GSP to Face Diaz at UFC 158 in Montreal ”

  1. Jamon says:

    It would be nice if auntie Dana and the powers that be would have a gsp fight in Alberta where it would SELLOUT at Vegas prices not like the last 2 ppv in eastern Canada that fell short, honestly wtf is wrong with the UFC? Waiting till the sport is totally peaked before bringing e biggest star can make the most money? Montreal dont deserve this card

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  2. Jamon says:

    Although after the card in Calgary, I think the spring trip is gonna be spent on the may weather vs Ortiz fight fuck ufc

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  3. Jamon says:

    Ment the alverez fight still have Larry merchant on the mind

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  4. steve hill says:

    great card….ellenberger and hendricks ….Wow!!!

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  5. Marv says:

    Poor ellenberger… He already knows the left hook is coming.. But he’s never gonna see it

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  6. wuzjustsayin says:

    Nice!! Backup plan in place for GSP. We might actually see 2 out of 3 Welterweight fights!!

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  7. Gnp says:

    Hey marv…don’t forget ellenbergers power… Only takes 1… 2 wrestler strikers… Super match up…don’t no what this guy means by backup .. All 3 fights excellent …. Unless its a Diaz shot….if so.. Get some new material

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  8. I think what wuzjustsayin means is that if Nick Diaz gets suspended, hurt, or pulled from the fight like last time, there are plenty of options to save the main event with a different Welterweight opponent for GSP.

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  9. wuzjustsayin says:

    No new material here, it’s the same old Diaz.

    To bank on the GSP and Diaz fight to materialize would just be foolish and Dana is too smart to get burnt again.

    Why do you think he stacked the card with Welterweights??

    Of course everyone wants to see that fight but everyone knows Diaz is a loose cannon.

    How many times does a main event have to fold without a backup plan in place??

    That’s why Hendricks is on the card!!

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