Found December 15, 2012 on MMA Interplay:
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title against Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16th. In addition, UFC officials announced that the card will also feature Rory MacDonald taking on Carlos Condit and Jake Ellenberger facing Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre and Diaz will finally meet after originally being scheduled to square off at UFC 137 in 2011. A lot has happened since that time including St-Pierre’s knee injury and lengthy recovery, Diaz lost to Carlos Condit for the interim title then was subsequently suspended for a positive drug test and St-Pierre returned from injury to defeat Condit. MacDonald will look to avenge the only loss of his career when he meets Condit. At UFC 115 MacDonald suffered a technical knockout loss with just seven seconds left in the third round. Prior to the stoppage MacDonald appeared to be on the way to an upset victory. Condit, the former interim title holder, looks to rebound from a title fight loss to champion St-Pierre. The once beaten Hendricks is riding a five fight winning streak that has put him at the top of the welterweight contender list. He is coming off a 46-second knockout of Martin Kampmann at UFC 154. He has also recorded wins over Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch and Mike Pierce. Ellenberger has won seven of his past eight bouts. He last competed at UFC on FX 5 where he outpointed Jay Hieron.
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