Canadian fans in Toronto on April 30 may not get the two title fights they had hoped for, but they are going to get a slew of countryman to cheer for at UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his belt against Jake Shields on his home turf, while the co-main event is expected to feature UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
Besides St-Pierre, other Canadians rumored for UFC 129 include: Mark Bocek, Sean Pierson, Yves Jabouin, Claude Patrick, Rory MacDonald, and Ivan Menjivar, an El Salvadorian by birth, he now calls Montreal home.
MacDonald (24-14) is getting another shot in the Octagon after losing to John Salter at UFC 113. He lost the bout via TKO due to a broken leg during a takedown. Prior to that loss, MacDonald was on a three-fight winning streak.
Jensen’s (15-7) last five fights have been in the Octagon, where he’s ridden a roller coaster of sorts. He has alternated losses with wins, going 2-3 during his latest UFC stint, 2-5 overall in the Octagon. Jensen likely needs a win over MacDonald to remain on the promotion’s roster.