The main event of UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields is, naturally, Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields. This is a welterweight contest and is scheduled for five five-minute rounds. This is also for the UFC welterweight title. Jake Shields makes his second UFC appearance in this fight and first UFC title shot.
The referee in charge of the action is Herb Dean.
ROUND 1 -Both fighters start out orthodox, GSP in a low crouch. Shields pawing with his jab, not hitting much and eats an inside leg kick. Shields grabs a single leg of GSP's after catching a kick, but GSP breaks the grip. Shields now pressing GSP into the fence. Shields doing the stalking and eats a right straight off of a slow jab. Turning side kick misses for GSP. Right hand over the top nearly lands for GSP. Hard jab drives Shields to the mat but GSP doesn't follow him there. Middle kick by GSP and Shields goes for single, but can get nothing. GSP briefly goes southpaw before returning normal and nearly lands flush a hard right hand.
SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 GSP.
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