After the Interim Heavyweight bout with Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin with Shane Carwin beating Frank Mir in round 1 of the UFC 111 event, the next match is the Welterweight bout with Georges St. Pierre and Dan Hardy.
This UFC 111 game is exciting since the match reached round 5 surpassing the round 1 where the previous match with Mir and Carwin ended. Let’s look at it’s play-by-play results:
In Round 1, Georges St. Pierre took a little while before securing a fast single-leg takedown against its contender Dan Hardy. In response to St. Pierre, Dan Hardy got back to full guard and he applied mission control over St. Pierre. The two great mixed martials arts fighter ended round 1 with scores from three judges 10-9 in favor of St. Pierre.
In Round 2, St. Pierre appeared to be the favorite of the crowd as the audience yelled “GSP! GSP!” This boosted St. Pierre’s confidence to fight over Hardy. They had again another round of thumping and pounding until the clock striked to end the round 2. Scores from three judges are again in favor of St. Pierre 10-9.
In Round 3 and Round 4, St. Pierre dominated the fight. 15 seconds in the fourth round and St. Pierre had Hardy down. St. Pierre used his Kimura technique to lock in Hardy’s elbow and punched him helplessly. After the third round, scores from three judges are again 10-9 in favor of St. Pierre. Meanwhile, during the fourth round, one judge had a score of 10-8, while the other two remained with 10-9, all in favor of St. Pierre.
Finally, in the last round, another good technique was applied by St. Pierre when he moved to the back of Hardy and attempted a triangle. Hardy struggled but eventually got free out of St. Pierre’s hands. The two went on for another collision until St. Pierre emerged and declared as the winner.
FINAL SCORES: 50-45, 50-44 and 50-43 in favor of St. Pierre! St. Pierre retained his title as the UFC Welterweight Champion!