The main event of UFC 143 is Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit. This is a welterweight bout, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is airing on pay-per-view. Diaz is the former Strikeforce welterweight champion, while Condit is the former WEC welterweight champion. This is for the UFC interim welterweight championship. The referee in charge of the action is Steve Mazzagatti.
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ROUND 1 - Diaz opens southpaw while Condit is orthodox. Diaz starts out doing the stalking while Condit doing a lot of moving. Two outside leg kicks from Condit land. Diaz backing Condit into the fence, but he manages to circle out. Left straight from Diaz finds the mark. Brazilian kick from Condit whiffs over the head of Diaz. Condit with two more outside leg kicks to Diaz's lead leg. Diaz begins talking to Condit now. Spinning back fist from Condit misses and Diaz lands a right against the fence and a hard body shot. Left straight now from Diaz. Right hook to the body from Diaz and Condit misses on another spinning back elbow.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Diaz.