Moments ago, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre made a successful return to the Octagon after nearly a 19-month layoff, defeating interim champion Carlos Condit via unanimous decision at UFC 154. It was a classic performance by GSP, who scored multiple takedowns and controlled the action on the ground with his superior wrestling skills. Condit really only had one moment in the fight when he landed a head kick that dropped the champion. Outside of that, however, it was all GSP. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.
Condit circles on the outside as GSP walks him down. High kick from Condit is blocked. GSP just grazes him with a right hand. 1-2 from Condit falls short. Jab lands for Condit. Now GSP lands a jab and shoots for a leg. He gets the takedown. GSP trys to maneuver for position. He rains down some shots. More shots rain down for GSP; nothing too serious lands. GSP still maneuvering for position while landing some shots. Nice elbow lands for GSP. Condit is able to work his way back to his feet, but he's got a nasty cut from that elbow. Round to GSP.
GSP 10 Condit 9
Some punches from Condit, but nothing lands. Nice jab lands for GSP. Condit sneaks in a right. Ax kick lands for GSP. Nice right hand lands for GSP. Head kick from GSP is partially blocked. Jab lands for GSP. 1-2 gets in for Condit. Right hand lands for Condit. Solid right lands for GSP. Leg kick from Condit is caught and GSP gets the takedown. Another elbow lands for GSP. Left hand lands for GSP. Condit bleading bad. 1-2 lands for GSP. Condit gets in some elbows from the bottom. GSP lets him up. They trade some shots in the center. Round to GSP.
GSP 20 Condit 18
Kick to the body lands for Condit. GSP answers with a leg kick. Condit lands a big kick to the head that drops GSP. Condit jumps on him. Condit raining down shots. GSP scrambling. Elbow lands for Condit. GSP makes it back to his feet. Condit lands a jab. GSP lands a right and gets a takedown. GSP raining down some shots, but Condit firing back off of his back. The head of GSP is swollen from that kick. Condit works his way back to his feet. GSP gets him back down though. GSP in half guard trying to soften him up with shots. Close round, but I give to GSP for controlling the majority of it.
GSP 30 Condit 27
Another kick to the head lands for Condit. GSP lands one of his own. GSP shoots in and gets the takedown. GSP on top raining down shots. Condit still firing back from his back though. Condit trying for a triangle, but GSP slips out and drops a right on him. Condit works his way back to his feet, but GSP takes him down again. More shots being rained down by GSP. Round to GSP.
GSP 40 Condit 36
Left hook and right leg kick lands for GSP. Spinning back to the body lands for Condit. Right hand misses fro Condit, and GSP gets the takedown. Condit works his way back to his feet. Right hand lands for GSP. Right hand lands for Condit. 1-2 gets in for Condit. GSP lands a jab. Right lands for GSP followed by a takedown. GSP lands some shots. Condit gives up his back, but he rolls out of it. GSP lands a few more elbows. Round to GSP.
GSP 50 Condit 45
Official judges scorecards: 49-46, 50-45, 50-45
THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...GEORGES ST-PIERRE