It was an interesting night of fights on Saturday as Georges St. Pierre made his first title defense outside of Canada for the first time in years. GSP walked into Vegas for the first time in years, looking to defend his title one more time against Johny Hendricks. After a close five rounds GSP retained, then apparently retired from MMA (for a temporary bit, apparently.. Fox broadcasting partners Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans put aside their friendship to fight in the Octagon, with Evans dominating in a first round TKO.
It was supposed to be a torch passing to Rory McDonald, who found himself upset by Robbie Lawler in a tight split decision. Josh Koscheck began his descent into Jon Fitch level territory after being starched by Tyron Woodley.
Full results of the action packed card are below:
170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks – Georges St. Pierre wins via split decision (48-47 Hendricks, 48-47 GSP, 48-47 GSP)
205 lbs.: Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen – Evans wins via TKO at 4:05 of the first round
170 lbs.: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald – Lawler wins via split decision (29-28 Lawler, 29-28 McDonald, 29-28 Lawler)
170 lbs.: Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley – Woodley wins via KO at 4:38 of the first round
125 lbs.: Ali Bagautinov vs. Tim Elliott – Bagautinov via unanimous decision (29-28×2, 30-27)
155 lbs.: Evan Dunham vs. Donald Cerrone – Donald Cerrone wins via submission at 3:50 of the second round
185 lbs.: Ed Herman vs. Thales Leites – Leites by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
170 lbs.: Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story – Story by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
135 lbs.: Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez – Perez via unanimous decision (30-27×3)
170 lbs.: Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley – Jason High wins via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
135 lbs.: Sergio Pettis vs. Will Campuzano – Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
205 lbs.: Cody Donovan vs. Gian Villante – Gian Villante wins via TKO at 1:22 of the second round
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, UFC 167