UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields

It’s time! UFC 129 in Toronto is scheduled for today at 9 PM EST and will be the biggest MMA event in history. No less than 55 000 tickets have been sold and the arena is book solid. Needless to say, you have to see it. Oh, did I mention there’s two title fights on the card as well?

Georges St-Pierre versus Jake Shields

The world’s most dominant welterweight is set to defend his title once again and after having completely demolished his previous opponents, he is the favorite this time as well. But Jake Shields is no amateur and newcomer to the sport. Jake Shields has held multiple belts before in EliteXC and Strikeforce. Many consider Shields to be the best grappler in the sport even though St-Pierre is godlike on the ground as well. It will be a highly interesting match as Shields will be the first to look for the takedown against St-Pierre. Will he succeed? And what’s St-Pierre’s plan for this match?

José Aldo versus Mat Hominick

The most explosive and wicked Featherweight champion of all time, Aldo is set for his UFC debut. A title defense against hard hitting Hominick in what I believe will be a quick and fast-paced slug fest. Expect Aldo to get in and get out to stay out of Hominick’s strength and frustrate him and force him into making mistakes and capitalizing on them. We very well could see flawless use of the leg kicks as we did against Faber.  I expect Aldo to walk out the same way he walks in: a champion.

Randy Couture versus Lyoto Machida

Randy Couture may be older than you and Machida combined, but he’d still kick our ass. He is a natural freak athlete and has unfortunately claimed that this is his last fight in the UFC before he retires. There is no other fighter in the UFC that I respect as much as Couture. Despite my tremendous respect for him, I put all my money on one of my favorite Light Heavyweights, Lyoto Machida. Machida has gone from undefeated to two straight losses. He has renewed himself and we will see the rebirth of “The Dragon” as he put it himself. Expect a TKO/KO victory for Machida before the bell rings in round two.

But wait, there’s more! Mark Bocek versus Ben Henderson and as well Jason Brilz versus Vladimir Matyushenko. And this is just the main card. The preliminary card also has some nice fights on it such as Nate Diaz versus Rory MacDonald. I have said it before, and I say it again: don’t miss this event.  UFC 129 will be historic and I will be glued to my couch while watching it.

6 years undefeated. 15 straight victories. Now he’s coming for the title.

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