The first fight of the night here at UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields is Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin. This is a bantamweight fight (135lbs) and is scheduled for three five-minute rounds. This is the UFC debut for Jabouin and the second UFC bout for Garza. Both have losses in the WEC.
The referee in charge of the action is Yves Lavigne.
ROUND 1 - Garza starts off with an outside leg kick. Both fighters standing orthodox. Leaping left hook for Jabouin misses. Both fighters trading leg kicks. Garza, so far, doing most of the stalking. Hard knee from Garza as he forces Jabouin into the cage and unloads. Head kick and side kick from Jabouin, the former largely blocked. Jabouin kicks out supporting leg from Garza twice after the taller fighter attempted a kick. Hard uppercut from Jabouin knocks out the mouthpiece from Garza, but he puts it back in. Fighters trade leg kicks again, but Jabouin generally gets the better of them. Flying triangle attempt from Garza and he might have it. Elbows, too. Now it's still on except Jabouin is mounted. And then came the tap.
UFC 129 results: Pablo Garza defeats Yves Jabouin by submission (triangle choke) at 4:31 of round 1.