UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre puts his title on the line once again this evening at UFC 167 in Las Vegas. The long-reigning champion will go head-to-head with No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks in the night’s main event being held at MGM Grand Garden Arena and airing live on Pay-Per-View.
ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary of the entire UFC 167 fight card, starting with the Facebook prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET, moving to the FOX Sports 1 prelims at 8 p.m. ET, and culminating with the PPV main card at 10 p.m. ET.
In the UFC 167 co-main event Chael Sonnen faces his UFC Tonight co-host Rashad Evans at light heavyweight. Also, Rory MacDonald will try to deal with the heavy hands of Robbie Lawler in a welterweight bout with title shot implications.
UFC 167 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Georges St-Pierre def. Johny Hendricks by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
- Rashad Evans def. Chael Sonnen by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:05)
- Robbie Lawler def. Rory MacDonald by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Tyron Woodley def. Josh Koscheck by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (4:38)
- Ali Bagautinov def. Timothy Elliott by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Donald Cerrone def. Evan Dunham by submission (triangle choke) Rd 2 (3:49)
- Thales Leites def. Ed Herman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Rick Story def. Brian Ebersole by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Erik Perez def. Edwin Figueroa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
- Jason High def. Anthony Lapsley by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Sergio Pettis def. Will Campuzano by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-37, 29-28)
- Gian Villante def. Cody Donovan by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (1:22)
UFC 167 play-by-play:
WILL CAMPUZANO VS. SERGIO PETTIS
Round 1 – Campuzano gets a takedown early, Pettis locks up a guillotine but Campuzano stays composed and escapes to his feet. Campuzano catches a body kick and puts Pettis on his back. Campuzano on top in half guard, postures up with punches. Pettis gets to his feet as Campuzano looks for his back. Scramble and they are back up and squared up. Body kick from Campuzano, Pettis catches it and lands a huge leg kick. Leg kick Pettis. Again. Campuzano attempts a shot, stuffed. Body kick from Pettis, big leg kick. Thai plum and knee from Pettis. Campuzano’s leg appears jacked. Big right from Pettis; another leg kick. Nice right from Pettis as Campuzano tries to fire back. Body kick Pettis, leg kick. He’s teeing off. Flying knee from Pettis, Campuzano catches him and puts him on his back. Campuzano postures up and attempt to land punches. Time up. PMN sees it 10-9 Pettis.
Round 2 – They trade leg kicks. Body shot from Campuzano, Pettis fires back. Leg kick Campuzano. They trade punches. Right hand, leg kick from Campuzano. Body kick from Pettis. Pettis shoots and gets the double leg takedown. Butterfly guard from Campuzano, uses it to get up but gets caught in a guillotine, he rolls to his back for the escape. Pettis looking for a kimura, now takes Campuzano’s back, but Campuzano spins and ends up on top inside full guard. Pettis tries to set up a triangle as Campuzano throws punches and defends. Pettis gives up his back, gets to his feet. Campuzano looking for his back with a hook in but Pettis ends up on top inside half guard; he passes to side mount. Campuzano kicks him off and they stand. Campuzano shoots, stuffed, eats a big knee from Pettis. PMN sees it 10-9 Pettis.
Round 3 – Leg kick Pettis. Leg kick Campuzano. Right from Pettis, left, body kick. Pettis catches Campuzano in a standing guillotine, Campuzano escapes. He shoots and puts Pettis on his back. Campuzano tries to work ground and pound from the top inside full guard. Two minutes to go. Pettis looks for an armbar briefly. Pettis gets and ankle trip but Campuzano recovers and gets back on top. Pettis gets to his feet, body shot, big right hand as Campuzano shoots. Body kick from Pettis. They trade punches. Campuzano shoots, stuffed. Pettis lands a right, scramble to the feet. Campuzano comes in swinging, they tie up and Pettis gets the takedown, and side control before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Pettis.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sergio Pettis def. Will Campuzano by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-37, 29-28)
JASON HIGH VS. ANTHONY LAPSLEY
Round 1 – High gets the takedown early and takes Lapsley’s back, both hooks in and looking for the choke. High briefly has full mount as Lapsley rolls over. Lapsley gives up his back once again and High has both hooks back in and looking for the choke. High locks up a guillotine but Lapsley fights out. High in full mount now as the round closes. PMN has it 10-9 all High.
Round 2 – Lapsley rushes in with a right but High goes for the takedown, Lapsley goes for leg, High kicks out of it and mounts Lapsley. Lapsley gives up the back and High gets one hook in, but Lapsley reverses and ends up on top inside full mount. Lapsley landing some decent ground and pound. Two minutes to go. Lapsley tries to pass, High scrambles, Lapsley ends up in half guard on top. Lapsley attacks High’s left arm, lands an elbow. Elbows to the ribs from Lapsley. PMN sees it 10-9 Lapsley.
Round 3 – Front kick to the face from Lapsley, followed by a right hand. High rushes in with punches then gets the takedown, takes top position inside full guard. High postures up, lands a few punches and takes side mount. Scramble and High locks up a guillotine from bottom. Lapsley escapes and now has top position but High locks up his arm in an omoplata and gets to his feet. Lapsley rolls for a leg lock. High gives up his back and Lapsley slips off. High on top inside full guard. They trade shots on the ground as High moves to half guard. PMN sees it 10-9 and 29-28 for High.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jason High def. Anthony Lapsley by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
EDWIN FIGUEROA VS. ERIK PEREZ
Round 1 – Front kick from Perez, left right from Figueroa. Body kick Perez. Figueroa fires back. Perez lands a hard kick to the groin and Figueroa goes down. Time is called. Leg kick Perez. Leg kick Figueroa. Inside leg kick from Perez, he shoots and gets Figueroa down. Knee from Perez as Figueroa fights his way back to his feet. Front kick from Perez. Figueroa comes back swinging but gets countered. Big right from Perez. Leg kick. Perez catches a kick and puts Figueroa on his back. Perez works ground and pound from half guard. Figueroa fights to his feet as Perez tries to pass. Perez immediately puts him back down and works ground and pound from half guard. PMN sees it 10-9 for Perez.
Round 2 – Front kick Perez. Big left to the body and right to the face from Perez drops Figueroa, but he gets right up. He lands a nice left of his own. Big right from Perez, he picks Figueroa over his shoulder for a huge slam. Nice elbow from Perez as he rides Figueroa’s back. Perez softening up a turtled Figueroa. Figueroa fighting to get to his feet. Big knee to the body from Perez as Figueroa gets up. Perez looking to put him back down, lands a right elbow on the break. Big right from Figueroa. Left from Perez. Right from Figueroa, but Perez puts him back down. Perez on top in full guard working ground and pound. Perez moves to half guard. The ref stands them up with 10 seconds left. PMN sees it 10-9 Perez.
Round 3 – Big leg kick Perez. Inside leg kick. Figueroa ducks under a wheel kick. Perez puts him on his back once again. Now on top in half guard. Body shots from Perez. Perez gets to side mount, then north/south. Figueroa gets to his feet, takes a knee to the body then Perez puts him right back down. Left from Figueroa. Right from Perez. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Perez.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Erik Perez def. Edwin Figueroa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
BRIAN EBERSOLE VS. RICK STORY
Round 1 – Ebersole shoots, stuffed. Left to the body from Story, again. Leg kick Ebersole. Elbow from Ebersole. Right to the body from Story. Left from Ebersole. Left from Story. Knee from Ebersole. Nice left from Story. Ebersole looks for a knee tap, eats a left. Left to the body from Story. Ebersole shoots, stuffed. Big right to the body from Story. Left from Story. Big leg kick from Story. Body shot Ebersole. Nice punch exchange, Story getting the better of it. Leg kick Story. Story with a thigh punch. Leg kick Ebersole. Left body shot from Story. Leg kick Ebersole. Hard left from Story right down the middle. Left from Story. PMN sees it 10-9 Story.
Round 2 – Leg kick Story. Thai plum from Ebersole but Story puts him down with a single leg and takes side mount. Ebersole scrambles to his feet. Ebersole shoots, stuffed. Big left from Story. jab from Ebersole. Elbow from Ebersole. Jab. Left hand from Story, stuffs a takedown attempt. Jab from Ebersole. Elbow from Ebersole. Left hook from Story. Leg kick. Big right to the body from Story. Ebersole shoots for a single, Story defends. Turns him to the cage and lands a huge right that stuns Ebersole. Ebersole fires back and lands a left that drops Story to one knee before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 for Story. Great finish to the round by both guys.
Round 3 – Leg kick Ebersole. Story gets a takedown. Lands some body shots from the top. Ebersole scrambles to his feet. Right hook from Ebersole. Leg kick Story. Story shoots, stuffed. Body kick Ebersole. Jab from Ebersole. Left right to the body from Story. Left to the jaw. Body kick Ebersole. Right hook Story. Left upstairs from Story. Big leg kick buckles Ebersole. Right to the body from Story. Nice right elbow from Ebersole. Story bleeding a big. Big leg kick from Story and Ebersole is hurt, one more puts him down. Story in side mount. Body shots from Story. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Story.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rick Story def. Brian Ebersole by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
ED HERMAN VS. THALES LEITES
Round 1 – Leg kick Herman. Herman goes down after getting tagged during a heated exchange. Nice up kicks from Herman as Leites looks to land punches from the top. Leites in half guard. Leites passes to side mount. Herman scrambles to his feet. Leites looks for a trip, ends up getting Herman back down., takes his back with both hooks in. Herman gets free briefly but Leites gets his back again. Herman gets to his feet. Body lock from Leites before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Leites.
Round 2 – Leg kick Herman, Leites pushes him to the cage. Herman turns him around. Elbow from Herman after Leites looks for a trip. Leites turns him around, Herman turns him around and Leites gets a trip takedown, now on top in half guard. Leites takes his back; both hooks in. Herman escapes; up kick from Herman. Leites takes side mount. Leites takes his back with one hook in. Hammerfist from Leites. Herman gets full guard. Leites gets to half guard. PMN sees it 10-9 Leites.
Round 3 – Jab from Herman. Hook from Leites. Elbow from Leites. They tie up against the cage. Herman lands a couple nice punches and backs up. Leg kick Herman. Left hook Leites. He pushes Herman to the cage. Some dirty boxing from Herman, leans on Leites against the cage. Nice left from herman on the break. Overhand right from Leites. Leites shoots, stuffed. Herman pushes him to the cage, knee to body. Leites goes for the trip takedown, Herman holds the fence to prevent it. Ref scolds him and removes his hand and Herman goes down. Leites on top in half guard. Herman gets full guard. Leites passes to side mount. Leites takes his back with both hooks in. Herman recovers half guard. Leites finishes the fight in full mount with boos from the crows. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Leites.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Thales Leites def. Ed Herman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
JOSH KOSCHECK VS. TYRON WOODLEY
Round 1 – Woodley lands a right, then drops Koscheck with a right with one more. Kos gets up and presses Woodley to the cage looking for a takedown. Knees from both guys. Ref wants action, separates them. Right hand, big leg kick from Woodley. Big right hand from Koscheck backs Woodley up. Overhand right from Kos, Woodley fires back. Body shot Woodley, right hook drops Kos, he goes for the finish. Kos ties him up from the bottom, hangs on. He was almost out. Woodley inside full guard. Woodley moves him against the cage. Ref stands them up. Kos bleeding, backing Woodley up. Leg kick Woodley, he then lands a big right that knocks Koscheck to a squatted position. He lands one more and Kos goes out cold. Wow! Tyron Woodley is a bad moro.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tyron Woodley def. Josh Koscheck by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (4:38)
ROBBIE LAWLER VS. RORY MACDONALD
Round 1 – Leg kick Lawler, again. Again. Chants of “Rory”. Leg kick Lawler. Rory being very patient. Front kick, counter right hand from Rory. Leg kick from Lawler. High kick from Rory blocked. Leg kick Lawler. Again. High kick from Lawler blocked. Lawler misses a big left. Leg kick Lawler. Lawler being aggressive. Front kick Rory. Rory catches a kick and Lawler lands punches to break free. PMN scores it 10-9 Lawler.
Round 2 – Leg kick Lawler. Rory shoots, lifts the single leg high but Lawler does not go down and tags Rory a couple times. Big right to the body from Lawler. Body kick from Rory. Nice right from Lawler. Rory counters with a right. Left, right from Lawler. Front kick. Leg kick Rory. Body shot from Rory. Left from Lawler. Right to body from Rory. Leg kick Lawler. Jab, front kick from Rory, right to the body. Again. Right hook. Rory shoots and gets the takedown finally. Robbie with butterfly guard. Rory doing nothing so far. He stands up over Lawler and Lawler scrambles. Rory controls Lawler and puts him on his back, moves to half guard. Rory postures up with a few elbows before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Rory.
Round 3 – Leg kick Lawler. He comes out fast and lands a right and an uppercut. Rory seems stunned, shoots and puts Lawler on his back. Rory postures up with an elbow from inside full guard. Ref stands them up. Big left from Lawler and Rory takes him down. Lawler scrambles to the top with a big right. Rory bleeding from his nose, Lawler on top inside full guard. Lawler lets him up. Three minutes to go. Front kick Rory. Nice left from Lawler. Accidental eye poke halts the action. Brief time out. Right to body from Rory. He shoots, lifts the single high. Lawler lands a right and gets free. He drops Rory with a combo and goes in for the kill. Big right and takes side mount. Big left. 90 seconds left. Rory gets half guard. Lawler back to side mount. Lawler postures up with a nice right. One minute to go. Rory gets back to full guard, goes for an arm bar. Back to the feet. Lawler pushing in for the kill. Right hand from Lawler. Rory gets a takedown and lands a few elbows before the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 and 29-28 for Lawler.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Robbie Lawler def. Rory MacDonald by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
RASHAD EVANS VS. CHAEL SONNEN
Round 1 – Chael doesn’t look in Rashad’s eyes during the staredown — he looked down. Chael comes out quick, shoots, presses Rashad to the cage. Knees to thighs. Rashad pushes him against the opposite wall, Chael turns him around. Rashad turns him around. Body shot from Rashad. He looks for the takedown. Chael defends. Dirty boxing from both. Rashad lands a big right, gets a body lock, looks for the trip. Evans with the double leg, on top in half guard. Rashad working the ground and pound, lands a big right elbow. Sonnen gives up his back, Rashad landing big shots and takes full mount. Sonnen gives up his back and Rashad pounds him out quickly. Sonnen needs help getting on his stool. Rogan calls it a “mauling”. I agree.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rashad Evans def. Chael Sonnen by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:05)
GEORGES ST-PIERRE (C) VS. JOHNY HENDRICKS
Round 1 – Hendricks looks happy. St-Pierre looks nervous. St-Pierre ducks under a punch and puts Hendricks down. He looks for a guillotine but Hendricks right back up. Clinched, Hendricks pushes him to the cage. Trade body shots and knees. Big knee to thigh from Hendricks. Ref separates them. St-Pierre shoots, eats and uppercut as he grabs the single and presses Hendricks to the cage. Big elbows to the side of the head from Hendricks and St-PIerre lets go the leg. Hendricks turns him to the cage and lands big knees to the thighs. Hendricks puts GSP on his butt now, lands a shot. GSP gets to his feet using the cage. They separate. GSP cut over his eye. Front kick from GSP. Nice knee from Hendricks. Jab, leg kick from GSP. Side kick. Head kick from GSP scores, jab. Clinch, knee to thigh from Hendricks. Clinch war, trade knees. Leg kick Hendricks. Again. Leg kick from GSP, Hendricks counters with punches. Close round but I’m giving the edge to Hendricks 10-9.
Round 2 – Hendricks still has a big smile. GSP with a leg kick. Body kick, front kick, leg kick from GSP. Hendricks fires back and lands punches. Hendricks lands a hard left counter, GSP is hurt, he staggers back. Hendricks follows up with more shots. GSP in trouble. Tiime is called as Hendricks loses his mouthpiece. He picks up right where he left off. GSP is not looking good here. Clinched against the cage, big knees to the thighs from Hendricks. GSP backs out. Left hook, jab from GSP. Jab from GSP, again. Superman punch. Front kick. Leg kick Hendricks. Right hook from Hendricks. Nice right from GSP. Nice left from Hendricks. GSP’s face looking battered. GSP with the jab. Hendricks with same. Head kick from GSP. Front kick GSP. Right counter from GSP. Jab from Hendricks, again. Leg kick GSP. Clinch, knee from Hendricks to the thigh, again, two more. PMN sees it 10-9 Hendricks.
Round 3 – Big smile Hendricks. Serious GSP. Big leg kick GSP. Nice knee from Hendricks as GSP ducks inside. Jab from GSP. Body shot Hendricks. Leg kick exchange. They trade hooks. GSP lands some counter punches. Jab from Hendricks. Throws a hook but gets countered. Hendricks slowing down with his punches. Leg kick GSP. Leg kick GSP. Big left from Hendricks, jab follows. One two, one two from GSP. No real head movement from GSP. Leg kick, Superman punch from GSP. Body shot GSP. Leg kick. Body shot Hendricks. Nice punch combo from GSP. Hendricks shoots, stuffed momentarily but Hendricks stays on him and puts GSP on his back. GSP gets to his feet before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 for GSP.
Round 4 – Touch gloves. Leg kick GSP. Body shot. Leg kick. Leg kick Hendricks, GSP counters with a left. Hendricks gets GSP off balance in the clinch and he stumbles to the ground. Hendricks jumps on top, inside full guard, lands an elbow and working the ground and pound. Nice elbows from Hendricks. Hendricks lets him up. GSP bleeding pretty heavily now. Leg kick GSP. Hendricks lands a few lefts while holding the back of GSP’s head. Combo from Hendricks. GSP counters. Nice jab, uppercut from Hendricks. Right from GSP, he shoots, stuffed, Hendricks turns him to the cage and drops levels. GSP sprawls, defends. Hendricks with a knee to the thigh, turns GSP around. Close round… GSP looks beat up a lot more. PMN sees it for Hendricks 10-9.
Round 5 – GSP looking for the takedown early. Hendricks hopping on one leg as they travel across the cage, Hendricks landing punches. Hendricks now looking for the takedown against the cage. Hendricks eats a one two after. Body kick and punches from GSP before he puts Hendricks down with a takedown. Hendricks gets to his feet, GSP pressing him to the cage. Hendricks turns him around. GSP turns him around. Ref separates them. Under two minutes to go. Right from Hendricks. Right jab from Hendricks.GSP throws a one two and goes in for the shot. GSP finally gets him down but he’s right back up. Hendricks turns him around. GSP looking for a kimura but Hendricks defends. Hendricks stands up like he won. Rogan thinks we may have a new champion. GSP’s team lifts him in the air. Hendricks’ corner is also convinced their man won. PMN sees it 10-9 for GSP but the fight 3 rounds to 2 for Hendricks.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Georges St-Pierre def. Johny Hendricks by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
GSP said he lost a little memory and one of his eyes got closed in the fight. A lot of boos.
GSP says he has to “go away for a little bit” and has to “hang up the gloves” for a bit. Cited personal things going on in his life.