UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz," airs live on March 16, 2013, and The Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) third pay-per-view (PPV) event of 2013 is arguably the best yet.
The event is headlined by a welterweight championship grudge between reigning UFC 170-pound king Georges St. Pierre and former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz.
St. Pierre (23-2) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Carlos Condit at UFC 154 in Nov. 2012 in what was his return from an 18-month layoff due to injury. "Rush" was scheduled to face the Stockton badboy what feels like centuries ago at UFC 137, but will now get his chance to show everyone how "dark" he in yet another fight in front of the Canadian faithful.
Diaz (26-8), on the other hand, just finished serving a 12-month suspension that was handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) in Feb. 2012 for having marijuana metabolites in his system after a controversial loss to Condit at UFC 143.
Despite coming off a defeat, Diaz will get the chance to challenge for a world title in hostile territory.
After the recent UFC on FUEL TV 8: "Silva vs. Stann" event in Japan, UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik and color commentator Kenny Florian broke down the welterweight championship contest that is set to serve as the main event from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.