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Sunday, March 17, 2013
UFC 158 Results: Georges St-Pierre defeats Nick Diaz via unanimous decision to retain welterweight title .In typical Diaz fashion, he began the third round by taunting St-Pierre, trying to sucker him into charging. St-Pierre landed a couple of shots and went for a takedown, which Diaz avoided, but he then managed a successful takedown. Diaz regained his feet and avoided another takedown, then managed to land a big body shot as the two men traded blows. Both fighters went for showy crescent kicks that missed, then St-Pierre landed a big combination. Diaz was able to stifle yet another takedown, then landed some significant shots before being taken down again. Diaz took a swing from his back after the horn sounded and he was warned by the referee. It was the closest round of the fight, but Diaz headed into the fourth round knowing he either needed to finish or needed two dominant rounds to take a decision. In the opening minute of Round 4, Diaz stopped three-straight takedown attempts and landed a good combination, but St-Pierre answered back. St-Pierre finally managed a takedown with under 2:00 left in the round, then slammed Diaz once more for a seventh takedown when Diaz regained his feet. Diaz tried for a leg lock in the final seconds but it was to no avail.