Last night UFC 143 was held. Let’s take a look at the results of the three top fights:
Josh Koscheck defeated Mike Pierce via Split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Thoughts: Koscheck is perhaps the most disliked fighter in the UFC. Koscheck, the self-proclaimed “most hated guy in MMA knows it, and loves to get the crowd riled up and booing. Split decision wins make it even easier for fans who already don’t like Koscheck to have another reason to hate him.
Fabricio Werdum defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Thoughts: I’m glad to see Nelson getting in better shape. He came in 20 pounds lighter than his previous fights. As for Werdum, perhaps a battle with Frank Mir should be next.
Carlos Condit defeated Nick Diaz via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Thoughts: Condit came in with a perfect game plan consisting of lots of leg kicks and movement. He stuck to it and pulled off the upset victory and won the UFC interim welterweight championship. After the fight Diaz claimed he was done with MMA. My guess is that he’s not. It was his first loss after 11 straight wins in a four year period. Diaz is just 28 years old and love him or hate him, people enjoy watching his fights. He’ll be back.