GSP retains welterweight title in Montreal
Canada's Georges St-Pierre made his UFC comeback by winning a five-round decision over Carlos Condit to retain his welterweight championship. The victory is his seventh consecutive title defence.
St-Pierre was in control for the majority of the fight, consistently taking Condit to the mat over five rounds and attacking from the top position. Condit laid the biggest shot of the night with a kick to the head early in the third round to give St-Pierre a scare, but couldn't capitalize beyond a brief exchange with a dazed GSP, who admitted after the fight that he didn't see the strike coming.
St-Pierre eventually regained control of the round en route to the win, with more of the same in the fourth and fifth rounds.
After the fight, St-Pierre called Condit the toughest opponent he had ever fought. In front of the home crowd, GSP would not commit to what his next fight would be, saying he planned to take some time away from the ring and consult his advisors on what the best step would be for both his career and the UFC.
The judges scored the fight in clear favour of St-Pierre, 49-46, 50-45, 50-45 to unify the welterweight title.