UFC 129 Results: Georges St. Pierre is still a Champ, defeats Jake Shields via Unanimous DecisionPosted on April 30, 2011, 11:45 PM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges "Rush" St. Pierre retained his title once again after another dominant performance, this time against the former Strikeforce and EliteXC Champion Jake Shields.
Georges St. Pierre controlled the action throughout the fight, with punishing jabs and spinning back kicks. St. Pierre looked for a knockout against Jake Shields with an overhand right, but was unable to deliver his first TKO victory since UFC 94. GSP managed to knock Jake Shields down three times, but decided not to follow the challenger down to the ground for a finish.
Jake Shields failed in utilizing his wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu skills. Shields struggle to get a hold on Georges St. Pierre, not speaking about taking the Champion down to the canvas. Still, Shields displayed improved striking skills and did relatively well for all five rounds on his feet.
One of the results of those improved striking skills was Georges St. Pierre's left eye. Shields hurt St. Pierre's left eye with his right hand in one of the exchanges, what eventually cost GSP his vision. St. Pierre was still unable to recover, and expressed his concerns about the injury in a post-fight interview.
This way or another, Georges St. Pierre is still the UFC Welterweight Champion of the World, after defeating one of the most decorated Mixed Martial Artists on the planet. St. Pierre is now 22-2 in his MMA career, with 9 consecutive victories inside the Octagon.
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Photo: Francis Specker.