GSP vs. Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit II, and Johny Hendricks vs. Jake Ellenberger All Confirmed for UFC 158
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.15.2012
Three top level welterweight battles...
The UFC confirmed on their official Twitter feed three huge welterweight fights for UFC 158 which will take place in Montreal, Quebec on March 16. Undisputed UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (23-2, MMA; 18-2, UFC) will face former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz (26-8, 1NC, MMA; 7-5, UFC) for the UFC welterweight title.
Top welterweight contender Johny Hendricks (14-1, MMA; 9-1, UFC) will face Jake Ellenberger (28-6, MMA; 7-2, UFC) in a fight that could potentially be a title eliminator fight. And former WEC welterweight champion and former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (28-6, MMA; 5-2, UFC) will face rising welterweight star Rory MacDonald (14-1, MMA; 5-1, UFC) in a rematch from UFC 115 in June 2010. Condit won that fight with by TKO in the third round, but Rory MacDonald was winning the fight on the score cards before Condit was able to come from behind and get the victory. Rory challenged Condit to a rematch for the Montreal card after he defeated BJ Penn at UFC on Fox 5.