LAS VEGAS (AP) — Georges St. Pierre retained his welterweight title with split decision over top contender Johny Hendricks on Saturday night in UFC 167.

Hendricks seemed to have the upper hand over the Canadian champion for most of the five rounds, landing the more significant blows and limiting any damage inflicted.

St. Pierre was able to keep it close to extend his winning streak to 12 fights. Two judges scored it 48-47 for St. Pierre, and the third had it 48-47 for Hendricks.

In the co-main event, former lightweight contender Rashad Evans stopped Chael Sonnen in the first round. Robby Lawler, Tyron Woodley and Ali Bagauntinov also won fights on the card.