Georges St. Pierre Outscores Jake Shields for UD Win
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre once again turned to his strong left jab and takedown defence, to score a unanimous decision win over challenger Jake Shields tonight in Toronto, Ontario. St. Pierre negated the takedown attempts of the renowned jiu-jitsu practitioner on several occasions, and outscored Shields on his feet, despite incurring an apparent eye injury early in the fight.
In the card’s other title fight, featherweight champion Jose Aldo utilized takedowns and leg kicks to earn a UD win over an extremely game Mark Hominick. Despite absorbing punishing leg kicks and ground-and-pound strikes from above, a grotesquely bruised Hominick battled Aldo for all five rounds, particularly in the final round, when the Canadian took the champion to the ground and battered him with strikes.
And in the card’s other feature attraction, Lyoto Machida used his elusive footwork and unorthodox strikes to keep fellow former light-heavyweight champ Randy Couture at bay, before landing a pounding front kick that dropped the legendary fighter. Before Couture could recover, Machida swarmed the decorated fighter, and finished him off early into the second round. As Couture insisted was the case heading into UFC 129, the 47 year-old fighter announced afterwards that he was retiring from the sport.
Here are the results from tonight’s UFC 129 card:
Georges St-Pierre def. Jake Shields via unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)
Jose Aldo def. Mark Hominick via unanimous decision (48-45, 48-46, 49-46)
Lyoto Machida def. Randy Couture via KO (kick) – R2, 1:09
Vladimir Matyushenko def. Jason Brilz via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:20
Ben Henderson def. Mark Bocek via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rory MacDonald def. Nate Diaz via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Jake Ellenberger def. Sean Pierson via KO (punches) – R1, 2:22
Claude Patrick def. Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ivan Menjivar def. Charlie Valencia via TKO (strikes) – R1, 1:30
Jason MacDonald def. Ryan Jensen via submission (triangle choke) – R1, 1:37
John Makdessi def. Kyle Watson via KO (spinning back fist) – R3, 1:27
Pablo Garza def. Yves Jabouin via submission (triangle choke) – R1, 4:31