The UFC 129 fight card will be highlighted by Georges St-Pierre defending his welterweight title against Jake Shields at the Rogers Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jake Shields is undefeated since 2005, with fifteen straight victories. Georges St-Pierre has won eight fights in a row against the best fighters in the UFC, at UFC 129 something will have to give.
Also, Jose Aldo, Randy Couture, Lyoto Machida and Ben Henderson will all be part of the action in what is being projected to be the biggest MMA event ever in North America. UFC 129 will be held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The current fight card is below.
Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields for UFC welterweight title
Georges St-Pierre is a great UFC champion; he gets better every time he fights. He has defended his UFC welterweight title against Josh Koscheck, Dan Hardy, Thiago Alves, B J Penn, John Fitch and Matt Serra, many of the greatest welterweights in the UFC. St-Pierre is at his prime and seems unbeatable.
Jake Shields is no stranger to winning; he has beaten some of the best MMA fighters in the world including Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, Robbie Lawler, Jason Miller, Dan Henderson and Martin Kampmann. Shields was the Strikeforce middleweight champion and the Elite XC welterweight champion. Shields is an excellent all-around fighter.
Both fighters come into UFC 129 in their prime and will give each other all they can handle. Jake Shields should give Georges St-Pierre the fight of his life and may take the belt away on April 30, 2011. Georges St-Pierre has the home crowd at his advantage, but remember Shields is used to fighting out of the country, he spent much time toning his skills in Japan. Look for this fight to be a classic.
Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick for UFC featherweight title
Jose Aldo is the UFC’s first featherweight champion. He defended the belt three times in the WEC before he was promoted to the UFC. Aldo has beaten some great MMA fighters including Urijah Faber and Cub Swanson. Mark Hominick is a great MMA fighter who is stepping up in competition to meet Aldo. This should be a good fight, but I believe Aldo will dominate Hominick in this fight. Aldo’s skill level is a notch or two above Hominick’s, but surprises can happen in the ring.
Jason Brilz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
I look at the Jason Brilz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko fight as a filler fight. Both fighters are good and both fighters are competitive, this is why they are in the main event. Hopefully this filler fight will show us some unexpected excitement at UFC 129.
Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
The Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida fight could be fight of the night. Both are fan favorites and both are exciting. Randy Couture is one of the toughest almost 48 year old fighters you will ever see, thus his title as Captain America. His Greco-Roman wrestling is bar none in the MMA. Randy Couture is one of the greatest MMA fighters to ever fight in the UFC. He always gives a great fight, win or lose.
Lyoto Machida is an exciting fighter in his own right. He has lost two fights in a row and three is not a charm in the UFC. Dana White is giving Machida a chance to begin anew, but he has to fight one of the toughest fighters in UFC history. Couture has beaten three tough fighters in a row, James Toney (boxer), Mark Coleman and Brandon Vera. Nobody has fought more tough fighters than Couture. Look for Couture to try to smother Machida and use his Greco-Roman wrestling on karate expert, take him on the ground, ground and pound him and eventually submit him. Lyoto Machida will try to stay away from Couture and catch the big man with quick powerful punches. I give the advantage to the aging, but extremely tough Randy Couture.
Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
Mark Bocek is fighting because he is Canadian and UFC 129 is in Canada. He is a decent fighter, but Ben Henderson is coming off a big loss and will be looking to get one in the win column. Look for this to be a pretty decent fight with Ben Henderson coming out the winner. Ben Henderson should be too quick and tough for Bocek.
Preliminary Bouts on Spike TV
Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald
Nate Diaz is a great MMA fighter who has had an up and down career. This should be a great free preliminary bout against Rory MacDonald on Spike TV-Rory MacDonald is a great Canadian MMA fighter who got smacked down by Carlos Condit at UFC 115. Don’t miss this free fight because it should be a good one, both fighters want to win again after losses.
Sean Pierson vs. Brian Foster
Preliminary Bouts not televised
Yves Jabouin vs. Pablo Garza
Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts
Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen
John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson
UFC 129 looks to be a great night of MMA fights on PPV. I will be blogging the main PPV fights round by round to keep you up on the fights. If you cannot go and watch the PPV, I will keep you updated on all of the fights. UFC 129 is on April 28, 2011 and will be available on PPV and at your local sport’s bar. Check back to find out the results of all of the fights throughout the evening. Remember to catch the two free MMA fights on Spike TV at 9 PM Eastern time.