St. Pierre wins mostly lackluster decision over Shields to defend title

by Chris Palmquist | source:

The crowd in Toronto on Saturday night was unprecedented for the UFC, with 55,000 fans more than doubling the promotion's attendance record. But while the fans themselves were something new, the man they came to see did the same old thing: UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre once again won a thoroughly dominant unanimous decision victory, defeating Jake Shields in the main event at UFC 129.

The judges scored it 50-45, 48-47 and 48-47 for St. Pierre, and although those score cards were closer than the usual for St. Pierre, they represented what has become commonplace for the UFC champ: He wins decisions easily, rather than putting opponents away spectacularly. St. Pierre said afterward that he wasn't happy with his own performance.

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Title Fight Jake Shields Vs. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) - Fight was for the Welterweight Title
Name Jake Shields <a href=Jake Shields" src="" />
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 180 (81.65 kg)
Record 26-4-1
Team Cesar Gracie
Name Georges St. Pierre Georges St. Pierre
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 21-2-0
Team Tristar Gym
Georges St. Pierre defeats Jake Shields via Unanimous Decision


tags: Georges St. Pierre   Jake Shields (detail)  UFC 129   Toronto   


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JudOWNED site profile image  

5/2/11 8:55 AM by JudOWNED

I haven't read this thread, but I don't have to becaause I've heard all the same "fight finishing" complaints a 100 times before. So let me just say this.What a great fight! Some great technical striking from GSP. Total dominance in the clinch and in takedowns. But man, Shields never gave up. I love how every time the fight hit the ground he was immediately chasing the sweep or hitting HARD. I've heard the eyepoke talk, and it's certainly possible that GSP caught a finger in the eye at some point. But when I watched the fight, I honestly thought that was damage that Shields did the first time GSP took him down. Shields landed several really hard shots to the side of GSP's face from off his back.GSP may not be a knockout artist, but he puts on exciting fights. Forget the haters!

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

5/2/11 6:42 AM by ChaosOverkill

Not grasping the meaning of the word AVOID are we?

Naughty Gorilla site profile image  

5/2/11 6:37 AM by Naughty Gorilla

Well... It was better than Anderson's crappier performances.

Jaybrone site profile image  

5/2/11 3:38 AM by Jaybrone

The first three rounds where so dominate then his vision went. I watched the fight again and other then maybe the 5th what round could Jake have possibly won?

Justin Smith site profile image  

5/1/11 4:18 PM by Justin Smith

a lackluster fight by this suppose to be something new?

Average site profile image  

5/1/11 4:07 PM by Average

That was horrible to watch. What a "great" champion. Yawn.

Wasa-B site profile image  

5/1/11 3:40 PM by Wasa-B

This could be it.

AZZHOLE site profile image  

5/1/11 3:03 PM by AZZHOLE


AZZHOLE site profile image  

5/1/11 2:57 PM by AZZHOLE

GSP and SHIELDS have one thing in common: they cant finish guys with ONE EYE

Ron Simpson site profile image  

5/1/11 9:49 AM by Ron Simpson

Dana was interviewed by Ariel after the show and he told Ariel that "No one came up to me and complained to me about Georges performance. GSP is just fighting tough guys."