Of course the welterweight title affair between champion Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) and Nick Diaz gets top billing at UFC 158, but the order in which their opening acts will be performing on March 16th wasn’t determined until recently.
A 170-pound shootout with Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald serves as the co-featured attraction. Jake Ellenberger and Johny Hendricks take the Octagon just ahead of the rematch.
Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring and Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher round out the main card.
The UFC’s Facebook page kicks off the festivities by streaming the evening’s first three scraps live at 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT. FX will then broadcast the remaining four prelims beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
The pay-per-view starts immediately after at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here’s the show’s official agenda:
(Facebook 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT)
Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo
Mitch Gagnon vs. Issei Tamura
Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi
Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins
Quinn Mulhern vs. Rick Story
Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher
Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring
Jake Ellenberger vs. Johny Hendricks
Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Nick Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC welterweight champion)
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