TICKETS FOR UFC 158: ST-PIERRE vs DIAZ AT BELL CENTRE IN MONTREAL ON SALE SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
Las Vegas, Nevada ” Fresh off unifying the welterweight pretension in November subsequent to an 18-month nonappearance due to injury, UFC welterweight winner Georges St-Pierre earnings to Montreal’s Bell Centre on Mar 16, 2013 to face one-time STRIKEFORCE winner Nick Diaz . St-Pierre (23-2) has scored 10 uninterrupted victories in his widespread power atop the 170-pound section but no other challenger has encouraged him as ample as the hot and indeterminate Diaz.
“Georges St-Pierre asked to free-for-all Nick Diaz since he knows they have uncompleted business, and Nick Diaz agrees,” UFC President Dana White said.
The always-diplomatic St-Pierre, 31, has degraded the likes of Carlos Condit, Matt Hughes (twice), Jon Fitch , BJ Penn (twice), Josh Koscheck (twice) and Jake Shields , but no other challenger has fueled him as ample as the southpaw from Stockton, Calif. The span was originally slated to encounter at UFC 137 but a array of events, inclusive a St-Pierre knee injury, prevented the tie in up from ever receiving place.
“There’s been a lot of speak about who we should free-for-all next but this was unequivocally the usually selection for me,” mentioned St-Pierre. “He’s done it personal and we privately can’t wait.”
During his power as STRIKEFORCE welterweight champion, Nick Diaz degraded archrival KJ Noons and ended both Evangelista Santos and Paul Daley en highway to apropos the organization’s most appropriate 170-pound fighter. He’s since returned to the UFC with an splendid win over one-time two-time winner BJ Penn before an meantime pretension loss to Carlos Condit and a year-long disciplinary suspension. Diaz now, though, gets the free-for-all he’s so fervently awaited.
“This is the free-for-all we want,” Diaz said. “I wish to go out there and beat Georges St-Pierre in Montreal and uncover that I’m the most appropriate welterweight in the world.”
In add-on to St-Pierre-Diaz, 4 more of the UFC’s top-10 welterweights will strife at the Bell Centre whilst a warrior gets a shot at emancipation subsequent to a argumentative suspension loss at the same venue just 4 months removed.
With his new winning win over fable BJ Penn, Rory MacDonald (14-1) looks to revenge his usually vocation loss against one-time meantime UFC welterweight winner Carlos Condit (28-6). The span met at UFC 115 in a bout that saw Condit advance from at the back and record a third-round TKO win with small seconds remaining.
Not to be overshadowed, title-hungry Johny Hendricks (14-1), forthcoming off his new Montreal impressive person win over welterweight Martin Kampmann , will be seeking to concrete his place as number a contender as he meets the always-dangerous Jake Ellenberger (28-6).
Adding to the dusk action will be middleweight Alessio Sakara (19-10, 1 NC), who gets a shot at revenge against hometown preferred Patrick Ct (19-8). The span met at UFC 154 in Montreal in a bout that saw Sakara endure a suspension loss for alighting multi-part strikes to the back of Ct’s head.
Tickets for UFC 158: ST. PIERRE vs. DIAZ go on sale to the broad open Saturday, January 19 at 10 a.m. ET. More data concerning the UFC 158 on-sale, sheet prices and the free-for-all card will be voiced next month. For more data or stream free-for-all news, revisit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and theme to change.
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