UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks – Live results and play-by-play for PPV main card

The UFC returns to Las Vegas tonight for UFC 167. The night's main event sees the UFC's welterweight champ return to action as Georges…

By: Brent Brookhouse | 10 years ago
UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks – Live results and play-by-play for PPV main card
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The UFC returns to Las Vegas tonight for UFC 167. The night’s main event sees the UFC’s welterweight champ return to action as Georges St. Pierre takes on Johny Hendricks.

The night’s action gets underway at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights on Facebook and YouTube. The action then shifts to Fox Sports 1 for four prelim bouts at 8 p.m. before the five fight pay-per-view main card on pay-per-view at 10 p.m.

This post will cover the results for the main card.

Aside from the main event there are four other solid fights scheduled for PPV. The co-main event sees former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans against former multi-division title challenger Chael Sonnen.

Welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler meet on the card as well. Rounding out the card is a welterweight fight between Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley and a flyweight bout between Tim Elliott and Ali Bagautinov.

Make sure to come back and share your thoughts as tonight’s action goes down.

Tim Elliott vs. Ali Bagautinov – Round 1 -Ali landing a few crisp punches early as Elliott tries to chase him down. Right hand and a knee hurts Elliott but he continues trying to chase Ali down. Ali with a takedown but Elliott is able to get up quickly. Ali ends the round with a good flurry of punches and a head kick. Good round for Ali 10-9

Round 2 -Ali with some good striking work early but he gets caught in a guillotine as he tries for a takedown. It’s deep but Ali pops his head out and is then taken down by Elliott. Ali sweeps and is back to standing. Hard right by Ali. Now a good left.  10-9 Ali.

Round 3 – Ali circling and landing nice counters and a good uppercut. Rogan is obsessed with Ali looking tired or Elliott seeming in control, but this fight has seemed to mostly be Ali’s. Right hand by Ali. And another. Good fight but I had it a clear one for Ali Bagautinov. 30-27.

Official scorecards: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27. Ali Bagautinov wins by unanimous decision.

Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley – Round 1 -Woodley lands a big right hand that hurts Koscheck and a big knee. Koscheck is looking for a takedown now. A good right hand by Woodley and a leg kick. Now Koscheck with a right hand and Woodley is going in reverse. Woodley with a cuffing right hand and some more really big shots. Huge punches and somehow Koscheck doesn’t go out. He is eventually able to hold on long enough that they’re stood back up. Huge shot to the side of Koscheck’s face, he drops into a squat and Woodley drills him with two more shots and it’s over. That was violent.

Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler – Round 1 -Leg kick by Lawler, and another. Lawler looking to keep working that leg kick. Rory with a right hand counter that lands cleanly. Another good counter by Rory as Lawler lands a leg kick. Rory looking to work the jab. Lawler misses with a right hand. Body kick by Rory. Lawler with a head kick and some follow up punches that probably were enough to steal the round. 10-9 Lawler.

Round 2 -Lawler with a kick, Rory with a takedown attempt and he can’t finish it. Lawler throws a few punches while avoiding the takedown. Head kick by Rory but it doesn’t really land. Body kick by Rory. Good right hand by Rory and a head kick and a body kick. Good few moments for Rory. Leg kick by Rory. Body punch by Rory. Right hand for Rory and a takedown with two minutes left in the round. As Lawler tries to get to his feet, Rory has the front headlock. Rory suddenly postures up and lands a series of elbows. 10-9 Rory.

Round 3 -Lawler lands a hard right and Rory is buzzed a bit but he scores a takedown. They’re restarted on the feet and Lawler is bombing him. Rory is on his back and he is tying him up, trying to stay out of trouble. Lawler stands up and they’re back on the feet. Rory with a few shots and Lawler lands a much harder shot. Eye poke by Lawler. Rory tries for a takedown but Lawler stays up. Lawler lands a few more times. Rory goes down. Lawler is trying to finish. Another big right hand on the ground. Rory looks for an armbar and they go back to the feet. Right hand by Rory. Takedown by Rory. He lands a series of hard elbow and punches. 10-9 Lawler for me makes it 29-28 on my card.

Official scorecards: 29-28 Lawler, 29-28 MacDonald, 29-28 Lawler. Robbie Lawler wins by split decision.

Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen – Round 1 -Sonnen comes out and looks for a takedown, Rashad pushes him upward, pulling him off the legs. Rashad turns him against the cage. Body shot by Evans and now he ducks down. Sonnen defends the takedown. Right hand by Evans, Sonnen throwing some return shots, Evans scores the takedown now and he’s on top in half guard. Good right hand by Rashad. Big elbow by Rashad and Sonnen turtles. Rashad on the back landing big shots. Now Rashad into full mount with over a minute left. Rashad has him flattened out and lands shots until the referee stops the fight. Rashad Evans wins by TKO (punches), round 1.

Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks – Round 1 -GSP out throwing a jab and quickly he gets the takedown. Now he locks up a guillotine but loses it. They’re back to standing after a scramble. Battle in the clinch with both men landing knees to the body and thighs. GSP looking for the takedown and Hendricks throws a few punches that land well. Big elbows by Hendricks as GSP is looking for the takedown now. Hendricks turns him back against the cage. More knees to the legs by Hendricks. Hendricks with the takedown now. GSP wall walks back to his feet. Hendricks trying for another takedown. Knee by Hendricks. Leg kick by GSP. Body kick by GSP now also. GSP starting to work his jab. Head kick lands for GSP. Leg kick by Hendricks, GSP lands a few kicks in return. 10-9 Hendricks.

Round 2 -GSP comes out jabbing and throwing leg kicks. GSP throwing a lot of kicks to the body and a superman punch. Hendricks throws a lot of power shots but nothing landing yet this round. GSP is hurt after a big shot from Hendricks. Big shots and GSP is hurt badly. Hendricks loses his mouthpiece and there’s a break. And then he comes out and lands big shots again. Left hand by GSP and another. GSP starting to land the left hand now with frequency. Right hand for GSP lands hard. Head kick by GSP lands. Good right hand by GSP now.  10-9 Hendricks but GSP looked to be figuring it out.

Round 3 -Hard leg kick by GSP. Knee by Hendricks. Good left hand by GSP. They’re trading leg kicks now. GSP counters a few shots now and lands clean. BOdy kick and a left hand by GSP and now a right hand as he steps forward. Good left hand by GSP lands very hard. GSP with a solid jab. Right hand and a leg kick by GSP. Right hand for GSP and he starts to mix in some body shots also. Hendricks tries for a takedown now. Hendricks gets the takedown with thirty seconds left. GSP explodes to his feet without taking damage. 10-9 GSP.

Round 4 -Leg kick and jabs by GSP to start the round. Left hand by GSP gets in. GSP falls while Hendricks tries to charge and Hendricks is on top. Hendricks doing some good work from the top with punches and elbows. Hendricks lets him back up though despite doing good work. GSP bleeding now. Hendricks counters a GSP leg kick with a big right hand. Uppercut for Hendricks. Right hand by GSP and he looks for a takedown but it’s not there. 10-9 Hendricks. GSP needs a 10-8 for a draw or a stoppage to win in my eyes.

Round 5 -GSP with a left hand. GSP getting in looking for a takedown. GSP holding on to a single and Hendricks not going down. GSP has to give up on it. Big right by GSP and he scores the takedown. He’s on top with three minutes left. Hendricks tries to stand up though. Hendricks stands back up though. GSP getting inside looking for the takedown again. GSP finishes the takedown but Hendricks stands back up. 10-9 GSP but it’s 48-47 Hendricks in my eyes.

Official scorecards: 48-47 Hendricks, 48-47 GSP, 48-47 GSP. Georges St. Pierre wins by split decision.

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