Nick Diaz overwhelms B.J. Penn in the main event of UFC 137 tonight (Oct. 29, 2011) in Las Vegas, Nevada, to earn a hard-fought, bloody unanimous decision victory. The Stockton slugger used his superior cardiovascular conditioning and never-say-die attitude to blast his way past "The Prodigy," who was undoubtedly the toughest match-up to date for Diaz. After the victory, he called out Georges St. Pierre. Anyone think Carlos Condit needs to take a backseat to let the original two handle their business? To check out MMAmania.com's LIVE UFC 137 results post, which includes up-to-the-minute, blow-by-blow coverage of EVERY fight click here.
B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz
Round one: Nice left from Penn to start. Body shot from BJ. Now their tied up against the cage. Short uppercuts from Penn and knees from Diaz. Good knees from Penn. Both men trading punches. Penn lands a right on the break. Jab from Penn. Jab from Diaz. Right form Diaz. Hard right from Diaz. Good hard combo from Penn. Short uppercut from Penn. Jab from Penn. Left hook from BJ. Single leg take down from Penn and DIaz tries to roll him over. Now BJ has the back!! Good punches from behind by BJ. Left from Penn who is in side control. Short punches from BJ. Diaz works his way to the feet and has a hold of a single leg. Diaz with knees to the thigh. Body punches from Diaz against the cage. Good knee and punch from Penn. Nice left from Penn. Right from Diaz. Hard right from Penn and then a good uppercut. Jab from Diaz. Right from Diaz. Jab from Penn. Left from Penn. Jab from Penn. Hard right then left from Penn. DIaz with a good right. That is the bell and BJ Penn looked amazing on the feet. 10-9 Penn.
Round two: Jab from Penn. Jab from Diaz. Hard combo from Penn. Leg kick from Diaz. Nice jab and uppercut from Penn. Now their tied up against the cage as Diaz lands some body shots. Short punches from Diaz. Jab from Diaz. Both of Diaz's eyes are swelling up now. BJ goes for a single and is stuffed and DIaz lands some knees to the body. Good body shot and right hook combo from Diaz. Jab from Diaz. Good right from Diaz. Left from Penn. Good right and left from Diaz. Good body shots from Diaz. Nice left hook from Penn. Good hook to the body from Diaz. Great combo finished with a body shot from Diaz. BJ now ties things up and Diaz going for a double leg take down but is stuffed. Short punches from Diaz. Hard left from Diaz and Penn is hurt!! Diaz with a big combo and now is going to the body and the head. Hard left from Diaz. Body and head hook from Diaz. Penn is hurt. Jab from Penn. Body shots and hook from Diaz. Diaz unloading with bdoy shots and hooks. Big right from Diaz. Diaz now lands a flurry and BJ with a good counter right and left. Right hook from Diaz lands hard and more body shots and now Penn is bloody. Short punches form Diaz against the cage. That is the bell and that round was all Diaz. 10-9 Diaz.
Final result: Nick Diaz defeats B.J. Penn via Unanimous Decision
Round three: Hard body shot from BJ. Jab from Penn. Jab from Diaz. Penn shoots and is stuffed by Diaz now their tied up against the cage. Great double left hook from Diaz and now a right. Jab from Diaz and then a right. Nice right from Diaz. Body shot and double hook from Diaz. Short uppercuts from Diaz in the clinch. Great body shot hook combo from Diaz. Both men trade rights. One two combo from Diaz and a big right from Penn. HARD right from Penn. Uppercut from Penn. Both men trading hooks and good body shots from Diaz. Right from Diaz and a big left. Jab from Diaz. Big left from Diaz. Now their tied up against the cage. Good right from Penn and more body shots from Diaz. Hard right from Penn. Jab from Diaz. Right and left from Penn. Right from Diaz. Jab from Penn. Good right from Diaz and now their tied up against the cage. Good combo from Diaz and left from Penn. Penn lands a hard left and right. Uppercut from Penn. Good right from Penn. Right left from Diaz. Head kick from Diaz. Left hook from Penn. Combo from Diaz. Right hook from Diaz and now Penn with a big flurry and a huge left hook. Wow that was an awesome fight but Diaz took it. 10-9 Diaz.