UFC 129 Play-by-Play: Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields

April 23, 2011
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Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields (UFC Welterweight Championship)

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Round 1: Shields throwing kicks early. St-Pierre throws a kick and Shields catches it and forces the clinch against the cage. GSP breaks away. GSP throws a couple of spinning back kicks, but neither lands. The fighters are exchanging strikes, neither landing much. GSP countering Shields’ kicks and lands a punch straight to the jaw. Shields catches another kick from GSP, but can’t take him down. GSP getting more comfortable with his stand-up as the round moves on.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Georges St-Pierre

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Georges St. Pierre superman punches Jake Shields at UFC 129

Round 2: Shields still striking with GSP to open the 2nd. GSP tries to come over the top, but doesn’t land. GSP catches Shields with an overhand this time, backing him up. GSP hits his spinning back kick finally and Shields goes for the clinch, but GSP shrugs him off. GSP landing more regularly now, goes for another spinning back kick, Shields catches it, but can’t do anything with it.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Georges St-Pierre

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Jake Shields on offense at UFC 129

Round 3: Shields ultra aggressive to start this round, but GSP backs him off fast with good straight punches. GSP comes over the top and nails Shields with a punch. Shields again looks for the clinch, but GSP slips away with no problem. Shields looks for a takedown, but GSP is way too fast and gets out of the way. After some sloppy kickboxing, GSP finally shoots in and gets a takedown as the round closes.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Georges St-Pierre

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Georges St. Pierre at UFC 129

Round 4: Shields right away striking and GSP takes him down, but immediately lets him back up. Not much action so far in this round, both fighters throwing some shots, but nothing much landing. GSP lands a head kick that stuns Shields, he recovers and is able to get a single leg, but GSP just gets out again. Shields pops GSP with a good shot, and then eggs him on to step in and fight. Not much else happens in the round.
MMAWeekly scores R4 10-9 Georges St-Pierre

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Georges St. Pierre remains the champ at UFC 129

Round 5: GSP lands a nice Superman punch, as Shields continues to step forward. GSP comes over the top and tags Shields with a good shot, but not much follow up. More exchanges, but again neither fighter seems to be landing much. Shields seems content to box with St-Pierre. The fight closes as it started with two fighters exchanging strikes
MMAWeekly scores R5 10-9 Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre def. Jake Shields by unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)

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