UFC 124 is currently underway at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In the main event, Georges St. Pierre put his UFC welterweight title on the line against Josh Koscheck.
In the co-main event, Stefan Struve took on Sean McCorkle in a heavyweight match-up.
Joe Stevenson and Mac Danzig potentially fought for their jobs.
Thiago Alves met John Howard in a welterweight bout.
Charles Oliveira looked to keep his win streak going against Jim Miller.
Results, thoughts, bonuses and live gate (when available) after the jump.
- Georges St. Pierre defeats Josh Koscheck via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
- Stefan Struve defeats Sean McCorkle via TKO (Strikes) in Round One
- Jim Miller defeats Charles Oliveira via Submission (Kneeber) in Round One
- Mac Danzig defeats Joe Stevenson via Knockout in Round One
- Thiago Alves defeats John Howard via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Mark Bocek defeats Dustin Hazelett via Submission (Triangle Choke) in Round One
- Dan Miller defeats Joe Doerksen via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Sean Pierson defeats Matthew Riddle via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- John Makdessi defeats Pat Audinwood via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Ricardo Almeida defeats T.J. Grant via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Rafael Natal vs. Jesse Bongfeldt results in a Majority Draw (28-28, 28-28, 29-28 Natal)
Recap & Thoughts
Thiago Alves vs. John Howard: What a fight to kick off the pay-per-view broadcast. Perhaps thanks to The Dolce Diet, the Thiago Alves we saw tonight was a completely different fighter than we saw against GSP and Jon Fitch. He was firing on all cylinders and it made for a long fight for John Howard. When Alves wasn’t punching and kneeing Howard in the face, he was battering Howard’s lead leg with vicious leg kicks. In short, Alves was the technically superior striker and he showed it over the course of all three rounds. Spectacular performance.
Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig: If you would have told me Mac Danzig was going to knock out Joe Stevenson in the first round tonight, I would have said you were freaking crazy. But that’s exactly what happened. A minute or so into the first round, Danzig caught Stevenson with a short counter left hook right on the button. Danzig knocked him out cold and saved his job all with one punch. Crazy.
Jim Miller vs. Charles Oliveira: Jim Miller took all the wind out Charles Oliveira’s sails tonight. Halfway through the first round Oliveira tried to put Miller in a leg lock, but Miller ended up getting Oliveira’s leg. It didn’t look too threatening at first as Oliveira showed no signs of pain and pounded Miller’s side with hammerfists. Miller wouldn’t let go through and suddenly after a short pause with no sense of urgency to escape, Oliveira feverishly tapped out as Miller switched from a toehold to a wicked kneebar. It’s Miller sixth straight win and he made it clear in the post-fight interview that he wants a title shot. He’ll probably need at least one more big win with the Henderson-Pettis winner already in line to get the next, but if Miller keeps it up, he could get his shot at some point in 2011.
Stefan Struve vs. Sean McCorkle: Stefan Struve and Sean McCorkle kept the action moving in the co-main event. McCorkle wasted no time putting Struve on his back and threatened with a kimura. Struve looked like he might be in trouble for a minute, but managed to free himself. Still, McCorkle did a great job of keeping Struve on his back. Struve proved to be tough to hold down and with a minute to go in the first, reversed McCorkle right into full mount. From there he immediately rained down bombs and forced the ref to jump in and stop it.
Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck: Freddie Roach is proud tonight. If this had been a pure wrestling match, Josh Koscheck might have stood a chance. He stuffed several of GSP’s takedowns and even when he didn’t, he popped right back to his feet. Unfortunately for Koscheck, takedowns weren’t what this fight was about at all. It was all about the jab and Georges St. Pierre utilized it to perfection. He jabbed (and later hooked) Koscheck to death over the course of all five rounds. GSP scored with it so early and so often Koscheck’s right eye was nearly swollen shut by the end of the first round. Koscheck was so busy getting his head snapped back, he was never able to establish any kind of rhythm and do any damage of his own. It was another dominant five-round decision for Georges St. Pierre, except this time he did it all on his feet.
Submission of the Night: Jim Miller & Mark Bocek ($50k each)
Knockout of the Night: Mac Danzig
Fight of the Night: Georges St. Pierre & Josh Koscheck (fan voted, Dana said “they blew it”)
Live Gate & Attendance
Live gate: $4.6 million