Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14
A lightweight affair between Mike Ricci (pictured) and Colin Fletcher kicked off Saturday’s “UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” pay-per-view broadcast. Please click HERE to catch our live results and play-by-play coverage. Bell Centre in Montreal is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a welterweight title tilt between champion Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz. Betting Line: Favorite (-) Underdog (+) Colin Fletcher +245 Mike Ricci -325 Here is the play-by-play from Fletcher vs. Ricci: 1stRound: Fletcher lands a kick to the body. Ricci counters with a straight left to Fletcher’s chest. Straight left connects flush on Fletcher’s face. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Stiff jab by Ricci finds a home on Fletcher’s forehead. A kick to Ricci’s groin causes a brief pause in the bout. 5thRound scores it: Ricci, 10-9 2ndRound: Fletcher eats a head kick and then gets taken down. Ricci begins to ground-and-pound from side control. There’s some blood coming from under Fletcher’s right eye now. Hard straight left snaps Fletcher’s head back, but he scores with a solid leg kick of his own. 5thRound scores it: Ricci, 10-9 3rdRound: Fletcher attempts a failed spinning backfist. Ricci secures a takedown and moves into half guard. Ricci lands some strikes from the top, then takes Fletcher’s back to re-ignite the crowd. Fletcher fights off an armbar attempt as the final horn sounds. 5thRound scores it: Ricci, 10-9, and should cruise, 30-27 Official Result: Mike Ricci Defeated Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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