Carlos Condit defeats Nick Diaz in a fast paced 5 round fight, by decision, to become the new interim welterweight champion.
Fabricio Werdum takes out Roy Nelson by way of unanimous decision. (Fight of the Night)
Josh Koshcheck squeaks out a win over Mike Pierce in a split decision
Renan Barao wins over Scott Jorgensen in a unanimous decision
Ed Herman chokes out Clifford Starks via rear-naked choke
Dustin Poirier submits Max Holloway with an impressive full mount triangle/armbar combination (Submission of the Night)
Edwin Figueroa edges out Alex Caceres by a split decision
Matt Brown TKO’d Chris Cope in the second round
Matt Riddle defeats Henry Martinez in a somewhat contraversial split decision
Rafael Natal get the win over Michael Kuiper by unanimous decision
Stephen Thompson knocks out Dan Stittgen in the first round (Knockout of the Night)
That sums it up for UFC 143 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure to tune into UFC on Fuel TV this Wednesday 2/15/2012 at Omaha Civic Auditorium Arena in Omaha, NE
UFC 143 is set to air, this Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 10pm est, and the main event has many mma fans waiting with much anticipation. The event will begin on Facebook, then move to FX and finally it will wrap up on Pay-Per-View.
Rafael Natal (13-3-1) vs Michael Kuiper (11-0-0)
Dan Stittgen (7-1-0) vs Stephen Thompson (5-0-0)
Dustin Poirier (11-1-0) vs Max Holloway (4-0-0)
Alex Caceres (6-4-0) vs Edwin Figueroa (8-1-0)
Matt Brown (14-11-0) vs Chris Cope (5-3-0)
Matthew Riddle (5-3-0) vs Henry Martinez (8-1-0)
Ed Herman (19-7-0) vs Clifford Starks (8-0-0)
Renan Barao (29-1-0) vs Scott Jorgensen (13-4-0)
Josh Koscheck (18-5-0) vs Mike Pierce (13-4-0)
Roy Nelson (17-6-0) vs Fabricio Werdum (14-5-1)
Nick Diaz (27-7-1) vs Carlos Condit (27-5-0)
Diaz and Condit will fight for the interim welterweight title, as GSP is currently rehabilitating an injury.
It looks as though things are starting back up for the UFC Welterweight champion, Georges ‘Rush’ St Pierre (22-2-0), where he recently posted a video to youtube stating that he’s looking forward to UFC 143 where Nick Diaz (26-7-0) will meet Carlos Condit (27-5-0) for the interim welterweight championship. The winner of Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit will ultimately have to validate the title by facing off against GSP when he’s received the go ahead from his doctors.
It seems as though most fight fans are writing Carlos Condit off, as though he is just waiting to become a Nick Diaz highlight reel. Nick Diaz has become a household name for many fight fans, but the fact is that Carlos Condit is a very game opponent for anyone in the welterweight division. For fight fans not entirely familiar with Carlos Condit we have secured a short video of some of his fight footage, all rights belong to the UFC and ZUFFA for the following footage shown.