LAS VEGAS - MAY 28: UFC fighter Rashad Evans (R) reacts to the crowd while speaking to UFC announcer Joe Rogan (L) about his fight against UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
UFC 143 takes place live on Saturday, February 5. We have all of the results for the event which culminates in a match between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit for the interim Welterweight Championship.
UFC 143 from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will be headlined by a huge fight pitting Carlos Condit against Stockton's own Nick Diaz for the interim Welterweight Championship. The preliminary matches are already history as the main card is about to get underway.
A Northern California fighter has already wound up on the losing end tonight. Carmel Valley native Chris Cope lost his welterweight bout against Matt Brown when he was knocked out in the second round of their fight. Cope's record falls to a less-than-stellar 5-3, with all three of his losses coming via knockout.
Here are the full results for the preliminary matches from Saturday night's event:
Welterweight bout: Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson
Thompson defeated Stittgen via KO (head kick) at 4:13 of round 1.
Welterweight bout: Matthew Riddle vs. Henry Martinez
Riddle defeated Martinez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Welterweight bout: Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope
Brown defeated Cope via KO (punches) at 1:19 of round 2.
Bantamweight bout: Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
Figueroa defeated Caceres via split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27). Caceres was deducted two points in the second round for repeated kicks to the groin.
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