So tonight is UFC 129. Two fights on the card are the majority of peoples interest. Those two being George St Pierre vs Jake Shields and Randy Couture vs Lyoto Machida. In honesty, there are others but I have been out of the loop with what is going on lately. Lets start with the main event.
GSP has been “Mr. UFC” for some time now. What I mean by Mr. UFC is that he has dominated with his win streak. He has won his last 8 fights. I expect him to make that 9 tonight. We know Jake Shields from EliteXC (extinct) and Strikeforce fame. Shields has won his last 8 fights going back to EliteXC, Strikeforce and UFC combined. However, I do not see him posing a threat to GSP. St. Pierre can take anything Shields dishes at him. My prediction, GSP by TKO.
Lyoto Machida vs Randy Couture I am more excited for. This match up I never really pondered happening. Machida has been in and out of the UFC lately. He lost to Rampage Jackson in a close fight at UFC 123. Before this, he fought Shogun Rua twice. The first fight he received the decision but many believed he lost. In the rematch, Shogun was victorious with a knockout in the first round. Randy Couture last fought at UFC 118 against boxer James Toney; which some say was not a real fight. Regardless it was a win. My prediction, Couture wins another one by decision at age 47.