UFC 129 Georges St-Pierre Defends Title From Jake Shields
UFC 129 Hits Toronto hard! The Rogers Center in Toronto is normally rocking and rolling as the Toronto Maple Leafs take the ice, but tonight the place should be just as packed and just as loud for UFC 129. The fight card features a few different Canadian fighters, but also features a main event with Canadian Georges St-Pierre defending his title against American Jake Shields.
There is a lot at stake with this fight in which St-Pierre is the heavy favorite (-500 odds). If Shields pulls off the win it would have to go down as one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. Shields is a well-rounded fighter who has proven to have heart and a strong submission game, but St-Pierre has beat a who’s who of fighters and seems to be in a class by himself. If St-Pierre wins Dana White has said that St-Pierre might make the move to middleweight for a super-fight with Anderson Silva.
A Silva Vs St-Pierre fight would be one of the biggest draws in the sport. Neither man has lost a fight in several years. Between them they have 13 successful title defenses. White would push hard for this fight to happen because St-Pierre has said that he is considering leaving MMA so that he could try out for the Canadian freestyle wrestling team in hopes of competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics. If he decided to pursue that it would take him away from the cage for close to two years and. He would still be relatively young upon his return (around 31 years old) but two years off could drastically effect his skills.
All of that is in the future though, tonight at UFC 129 he faces Jake Shields who will be looking to pull off the upset and shock the world. The Preliminary card airs on Facebook then Spike TV for free starting at 6PM EST with the main PPV card starting at 9PM EST.
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