Two huge title fights and a battle between legends - UFC 129 will bring this stacked fight card to the biggest audience ever assembled to watch on April 30th. Preview the welterweight title fight between current champion Georges St. Pierre and top contender Jake Shields, Mark Hominick challenges Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship, and Randy Couture takes on Lyoto Machida.
Georges St. Pierre - "UFC 129 is in Toronto, Canada, back home. The biggest gate ever in UFC history and I'm honored and privileged to be a part of it. I'm going to give the fans a good show. We're both stepping into something unknown, there's only one way to find out what's going to happen. I will be ready to go."
Jake Shields - "I have no problem going into hostile territory. I've gone all over the world ad fought people in their hometowns, it doesn't phase me. It's just going to be me and him in that cage. I've wanted to fight GSP for years. Everyone has holes, (GSP) is human. Of course he makes mistakes, once I get on top of him, I'm going to pass and put him away."
Jose Aldo - "Right now I'm feeling 100% and I'm ready to go. I really don't care if my style matches up to his style. I'm ready to take the fight where ever it may go. I'm very excited to be fighting in the UFC for the first time and in front of 55,000 fans, I can't wait."
Mark Hominick - "Jose hasn't fought an elite striker like myself. He's never faced anyone with my hand speed and my pressure. We've never seen Jose go backwards. So we're going to see what happens when he has to step on his heels for a minute."
Randy Couture - "Machida is a guy I've wanted to fight for a long time. I'm not going to stop; I'm going to come all the way forward. The cage is only so big you can't run forever."
Lyoto Machida - "If I can maintain my distance then he's playing my game. I have many different weapons that will help me maintain the distance that I want in the fight. I'm very well prepared to beat Randy Couture. I'm prepared to attack."
Georges St. Pierre (21-2) -500 vs. Jake Shields (26-4-1) +365 [WW title]
Jose Aldo (18-1) -400 vs. Mark Hominick (20-8) +325 [FW title]
Vladimir Matyushenko (25-5) vs. Jason Brilz (18-3-1)
Randy Couture (19-10) +270 vs. Lyoto Machida (16-2) -350
Mark Bocek (9-3) +105 vs. Ben Henderson (12-2) -130
Nate Diaz (13-6) vs. Rory MacDonald (10-1)
Sean Pierson (11-4) vs. Brian Foster (15-5)
Yves Jabouin (15-6) vs. Pablo Garza (10-1)
Claude Patrick (13-1) vs. Daniel Roberts (12-1)
Ivan Menjivar (21-8) vs. Charlie Valencia (12-6)
Jason MacDonald (24-14) vs. Ryan Jensen (15-7)
John Makdessi (8-0) vs. Kyle Watson (13-6-1)