UFC 129: Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields In-Depth PreviewPosted on April 6, 2011, 04:41 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges "Rush" St. Pierre will defend his title for the fifth time, facing the former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and EliteXC Welterweight Champion Jake Shields. The fight will take place on April 30, at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Also on the card, Jose Aldo will make his long anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship debut, defending his Featherweight title against Mark "The Machine" Hominick. Randy Couture will face Lyoto Machida in the Light Heavyweight contest of the night, Mark Bocek will square off against Ben Henderson, and "The Janitor" Vladimir Matyushenko will go toe to toe against Jason Brilz.
UFC 129 main card has six former and current Champions; Georges St. Pierre (UFC), Jake Shields (EliteXC, Strikeforce), Jose Aldo (WEC), Lyoto Machida (UFC), Randy Couture (UFC), Vladimir Matyushenko (IFL) and Ben Henderson (WEC).
Full Fight Card:
- Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Jake Shields
- Featherweight Championship bout: José Aldo (c) vs. Mark Hominick
- Light Heavyweight bout: Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jason Brilz
- Light Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
- Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
- Featherweight bout: Yves Jabouin vs. Pablo Garza
- Welterweight bout: Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts
- Bantamweight bout: Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
- Middleweight bout: Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen
- Lightweight bout: John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson