brightcove.createExperiences();

The UFC returns to action next Saturday after a week off, and the stakes will be high in the welterweight division.

“UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” takes place at Bell Centre in Montreal. It’s the UFC’s second trip to Montreal in four months, and once again hometown favorite and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (23-2 MMA, 17-2 UFC) headlines, this time in a fight against former Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz (26-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) that has quickly escalated into high-level grudge territory.

Diaz returns from a yearlong suspension after testing positive for marijuana metabolites following his UFC 143 loss to Carlos Condit in an interim welterweight title fight while St-Pierre still was on the shelf rehabbing from knee surgery. Earlier this week on a conference call with media members, the two went at it in one of the most memorable media calls in UFC history. St-Pierre makes a quick turnaround after beating Condit in November at UFC 154.

The card also features two pivotal welterweight fights as Condit (28-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) meets Johny Hendricks (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the co-main event, and Jake Ellenberger (28-6 MMA, 7-2 UFC) takes on former Strikeforce champ Nate Marquardt (32-11-2 MMA, 1-1 SF).

Check out the UFC’s extended video preview for next Saturday’s event above.

The UFC 158 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz – for welterweight title
  • Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks
  • Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt
  • Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring
  • Colin Fletcher vs. Mike Ricci

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker
  • Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins
  • Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller
  • Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:35 p.m. ET)

  • Quinn Mulhern vs. Rick Story
  • TJ Dillashaw vs. Issei Tamura
  • Reuben Duran vs. George Roop

For more on UFC 158, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Check out UFC 190's extended preview, full fight card (with seven main-card bouts)

  • 10 days ago
  • 26 views

The UFC returns to pay-per-view next week with UFC 190, and the Brazilian card features an extra-large seven-bout main card. UFC 190 takes place Aug. 1 event at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main read news >>

TUF 21 Finale results: Jorge Masvidal returns to 170, gets big KO of Cezar Ferreira

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

LAS VEGAS – After leaving his fate in the hands of the judges in April, Jorge Masvidal stayed patient and made sure he left nothing to chance this time. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 189 stream: 'Mendes vs McGregor' live results, updates, recaps and more

  • 21 days ago
  • 49 views

UFC 189 results live online: UFC returns to pay-per-view (PPV) TONIGHT (Sat., July 11, 2015) with "Mendes vs. McGregor," which features a five-round interim Featherweight title main event match betwe read news >>

Invicta FC 13 live results

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

LAS VEGAS – Invicta FC returns tonight with three title fights at the top of the bill in Las Vegas during “International Fight Week.” Get live results inside. Filed under: News read news >>

Invicta 13 predictions

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Invicta is back and bringing one of the best female fighters in the sport with them. Cyborg returns to the cage against unheralded opposition, but the card also features a surging Mexican prospect, t read news >>

Invicta FC 13: Live Results, Play-by-Play, Fight Card Highlights

  • 24 days ago
  • 24 views

Invicta FC returns to UFC Fight Pass with a seven-fight card featuring three title tilts. The headlining title bout takes place in the featherweight division between champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino an read news >>

Video: Exclusive sneak peek at WSOF 22 'Unstoppable' on NBC

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC with a new installment in the "Unstoppable" series this Saturday (July 11, 2015) at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The two-hour program is hosted by Todd Harris, alo read news >>

Ringside roundup: Wilder on NBC, Mayweather on CBS?

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Ringside Roundup returns with news and notes from the boxing world, condensed for the MMA fan. This week we talk about Al Haymon, Deontay Wilder, Floyd Mayweather, and a whole lot more. Ringside roun read news >>

TUF 21 results, recap (Ep. 12) for 'ATT vs. Blackzilians'

  • 25 days ago
  • 57 views

This is the end ... beautiful friend. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 21 returns to FOX Sports 1 later tonight (Weds., July 8, 2015) -- for the final time this season -- featuring episode 12 of the combat read news >>

UFC 189 preview: Five burning questions for 'Mendes vs. McGregor' PPV in Las Vegas

  • 26 days ago
  • 8 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the pay-per-view (PPV) platform this Saturday night (July 11, 2015) with a stacked UFC 189 fight card, featuring title fights in both the featherweight read news >>