UFC 129 Jake vs Georges / Randy vs Lyoto?


This could be epic!



    • Ariel Helwani

    • Video Reporter and Writer

Randy Couture will face Lyoto Machida at UFC 129.Randy Couture isn't retiring after all.

MMA Fighting has learned that Couture and Lyoto Machida have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 129 on April 30 in Toronto.

However, another UFC source states that this fight has been discussed, but it's "not even close" to being finalized as of yet.

When asked by MMA FIghting at UFC 125 if the fight with Machida was a possibility, Couture stated that he had not signed a contract, but had verbally agreed to face Machida in 2011.

As of just a little over a month ago, it seemed Couture was leaning more towards an acting career than continuing his career in MMA, and two weeks ago an ambiguous Twitter post was quick to draw retirement speculations. But the UFC Hall of Famer, who began fighting in 1997 and 47 years of age, is already in the process of a cage return.

No longer in the title picture, Couture has found success in recent years in featured fights against Brandon Vera, Mark Coleman and James Toney. In his most recent Octagon appearance last August, Couture submitted boxing champion Toney with an arm-triangle choke at UFC 118. For the Machida fight, Couture will be back at light heavyweight.

After winning in his first 16 fights, Machida now finds himself in a two-fight losing streak. Machida lost his UFC light heavyweight title to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 113 last May and followed with a split decision loss to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 123 in November.

So while we will have to wait and see if this fight pans out, one thing is for certain: Couture's hasn't called it a career just yet.


Also someone is posting on the UG that Jake Shields has personally told him that he will be fighting GSP.

 Dana White confirms GSP vs Shields for Toronto's UFC 129 card

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Image With heavy anticipation of Toronto's first-ever, and history making card in the works, it is official - current Welterweight champion Georges "Rush" St-Pierre will defend his title against number one contender Jake Shields. Yahoo! sports was the first to break the news today, and MMACanada.net received official word from UFC President Dana White via text message saying "Yes, that is true" with the bout becoming official for Toronto's UFC 129 card that takes place on April 30 inside the Rogers Centre.



Bocek vs Ben Henderson is in the works!

Gonna be a great show.

Put money on Bocek. Watch him run right through Benderson.

Bocek vs Bendo should be a great fight. Neither is a pushover.

run right through Benderson? wow. dont know about "run right through"
Will be a good fight...

here's my thoughts on the shields fight:

end of 2009, someone asks you, "who does shields have a better chance of beating, gsp or henderson?"

i don't know too many people who would have said henderson.

 Bocek will shut down Bendo's game imo.

Looking Good. 

Georges St. Pierre (21-2) vs. Jake Shields (26-4-1)

Randy Couture (19-10) vs. Lyoto Machida (16-2)

Phil Davis (8-0) vs. Matt Hamill (10-2)

Ben Henderson (12-2) vs. Mark Bocek (9-3)


Rory MacDonald (10-1) vs. James Wilks (7-4)

Jonathan Brookins (12-3) vs. John Makdessi (8-0)

Brian Foster (15-5) vs. Sean Pierson (11-4)

Jason MacDonald (24-14) vs. Ryan Jensen (15-7)

Pablo Garza (10-1) vs. Yves Jabouin (15-6)


Ivan Menjivar (21-8) vs. Charlie Valencia (12-6)