UFC 167: St. Pierre Retains Welterweight Title Amid Judging Controversy
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s 20th anniversary show ended the same way its very first show did back in 1993—amid controversy surrounding the event. This time however, there were no questions about the brutally of the sports itself, but instead fans and experts clamored over the judging during the main event of the card.
UFC champion Georges St Pierre retained his belt in a close matchup that many, including UFC President Dana White, felt the challenger Johny Hendricks won. Toward the end of the fight, St Pierre was battered and bloodied, while the Hendricks showed no signs of damage. However, the Judges awarded a 48-47 split decision to St Pierre
During the post-fight show on Fox Sports 1 White had harsh words for the Nevada State Athletic commission and referred to them as “the worst commission on the planet”. The other bit of controversy surround the end of the event was Georges St Pierre’s cryptic retirement speech, where the champion claimed that he need to take time away from the Octagon. Here are the results from the pay-per-view card.
The main card
Georges St. Pierre defeats Johny Hendricks via split decision
Rashad Evans defeats Chael Sonne via first round TKO
Robbie Lawler defeats Rory MacDonald via split decision
Tyron Woodley defeats Josh Koscheck via first round KO
Ali Bagautinov defeats Tim Elliot via decision
Donald Cerrone defeats Evan Dunham via second round submission
Thales Leites defeats Ed Herman via decision
Rick Story defeats Brian Ebersole via decision
Erik Perez defeats Edwin Figueroa via decision