UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center – March 27, 2010
Georges St. Pierre routed Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy in the main event of UFC 111 to retain the welterweight title.
GSP established his dominance before a sellout crowd of 17,000 with an unstoppable ground attack. The judges ruled in the champ's favor by scores of 50-45, 50-44 and 50-43.
Shane Carwin knocked out Frank Mir at 3:48 to win the interim heavyweight title. Carwin also earned a shot at heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
Jon Fitch beat Ben Saunders to score his fourth unanimous decision in a row. Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino beat Fabricio Camoes with a rear naked choke in Round 2.
Jim Miller thrilled the New Jersey fans with a unanimous decision over Mark Bocek to open the pay-per-view. Miller improved his record to 17-2.
Spike TV aired a pair of preliminary fights. Nate Diaz beat Rory Markham by TKO at the 2:47 mark; and Ricardo Almeida used a rear naked choke to beat “The Immortal” Matt Brown in Round 2.
In the early prelims, Jared Hamman beat Rodney Wallace by unanimous decision; and Rousimar Palhares beat Tomasz Drwal of Poland with a heel hook in 45 seconds.
Greg Soto lost his UFC debut against “The King of Bros” Matthew Riddle, as Soto was disqualified for an illegal upkick.