The main event up next, as Georges St. Pierre defends the welterweight title against Jon Fitch, who still hasn't lost in the UFC.
Round 1: GSP immediately takes Fitch down with a double leg. Fitch with a closed guard. GSP working elbows and fists to the head but Fitch is defending very well. GSP with a pair of fists to the jaw as Fitch tries to get up. Fitch gets upright for a split second before GSP takes him to the canvas again. Fitch back up. Fitch throws a kick and eats a big right hand that rocks him. GSP follows him down with a series of hard punches to the face. Fitch absorbs a ton of shots before working to scramble back to his feet. Fitch gets up but he's on rubber legs. St. Pierre with a series of punches that brings Fitch back to his knees. GSP follows him down and strikes him with elbows. GSP passes Fitch's guard, with is the first time anyone in the UFC has ever done that. The round ends with Fitch struggling to improve his position. 10-9 St. Pierre, maybe even 10-8.
Round 2: Fitch looks to trade. St. Pierre with jabs. Punch to the ribs by Fitch. GSP landing more jabs. Fitch with a body shot and tries to throw a knee but misses. GSP with jabs and a body kick. Fitch throwing lots of fists and knees but not connecting with much. GSP with a spinning back kick, then back to the jab. Fitch's nose is bloody. Fitch with a nice left hand. Fitch is more aggressive now. GSP shoots and Fitch stuffs it. GSP with a left and Fitch answers with an uppercut. Right hand and spinning back kick by GSP as the round ends. GSP 20-18, although Fitch seems to have recovered nicely from the disasterous first round. He's still in it.
Round 3: GSP rocks Fitch with a big right counterpunch and Fitch crumbles to the canvas. GSP takes Fitch's back and tries to get the hooks in, but Fitch scrambles to top position and GSP takes guard. Fitch with punches to the ribs and the side of GSP's head. GSP closes his guard. Fitch keeps busy with punches to the body and head. GSP sweeps and escapes to his feet, then takes Fitch down. GSP on top with Fitch's head back against the fence. Fitch gets to his knees and GSP hits him with a right before letting him up. Leg kick by GSP and Fitch counters with a fist. Fitch throws a leg kick and GSP tries for a takedown. Fitch punches his way off the cage. GSP lands a nice head kick and a knee to the left side of Fitch's head and Fitch falls again. He scrambles back to his feet but GSP has him cornered and is banging away. Takedown by St. Pierre and the round ends. 30-27 St. Pierre, but you have to admire Fitch's toughness. He should have been knocked out long ago.
Round 4: Fitch throwing knees and kicks. St. Pierre is now bleeding near his left eye. Fitch with a body kick. Fitch shoots for a takedown off a jab and St. Pierre stuffs him. Left jab by St. Pierre. Fitch with a left jab of his own. Fitch works the left cross and aims for GSP's cut. Fitch with another takedown attempt and GSP won't go down. Fitch fights for the takedown and finally lets the leg go, as GSP takes him to his back. GSP works some ground and pound with Fitch's head against the fence. GSP tries and fails to take a leg as the round ends. GSP 40-36.
Round 5: St. Pierre with a nice left hand. He mixes in a leg kick with more fists. Spinning backfist by St. Pierre connects on the button. GSP takes Fitch back to the canvas and throws body and head punches. St. Pierre drops two heavy left hands down on Fitch. GSP with elbows to Fitch's jaw. GSP lands another pair of lefts as Fitch powers back to his feet. St. Pierre takes him right back to the mat and throws more elbows to the face. St. Pierre spends the rest of the fight stifling Fitch's attempts to get back up and throwing short strikes. 50-45 St. Pierre. A dominant performance by a tremendous athlete, and Fitch was most definitely a worthy opponent.
Winner: Georges St. Pierre defeats Jon Fitch via unanimous decision (50-43, 50-44, 50-44) after five rounds to retain the UFC welterweight title.