UFC 143 | Nick Diaz vs Carlos ConditCategory: MMA
MATCHUP: Nick Diaz vs Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit
EVENT: UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
DATE: February 4, 2012
VENUE: Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
FIGHT DETAILS: Georges St-Pierre was originally scheduled to defend his Welterweight Championship against Nick Diaz in the main event. However, on December 7, 2011, it was revealed St-Pierre had suffered an ACL injury that forced him out of the fight. Diaz will now face Carlos Condit with the winner receiving an interim title belt. Condit’s original opponent, Josh Koscheck, is now expected to face Mike Pierce at this event.
Diaz from USA (26 wins – 7 losses, 13 KOs/8 submissions) is the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, WEC and IFC Welterweight Champion. He is currently ranked the #2 welterweight in the world by Sherdog, ESPN, MMAWeekly, and USA Today.
Condit from USA (27 wins – 5 losses, 12 KOs/13 submissions) is the final WEC Welterweight Champion. He is currently ranked #6 by Sherdog, and #4 by USA Today Consensus Rankings
FIGHT RESULT: Condit defeated Diaz via unanimous decision (48–47, 49–46, 49–46) to become the new UFC Interim Welterweight Champion.
Watch the Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit fight video below: