UFC 129 Results: Georges St-Pierre Wins Unanimous Decision Over Jake Shields

May 1, 2011
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Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

George St-Pierre ended Jake Shields’ 15-fight win streak, defeating the challenger in their championship main event at UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields.

GSP outperformed Shields for five rounds, earning the unanimous decision to retain the welterweight title.

UFC welterweight title fight started out quiet. Shields attempted to get a single leg takedown, but ended up in a clinch with the champ against the cage. St-Pierre landed some jabs, much like he did in his last fight against Koscheck, and threw a couple of spinning back kicks that didn’t land. With a minute-and-a-half left in the round, St-Pierre landed some great counter-jabs, knocking Shields back on both occasions. The round ended with St-Pierre doing some quick steps then throwing a headkick, narrowly missing his opponent.

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Georges St. Pierre superman punches Jake Shields at UFC 129

Round two started Shields trying some kicks, but there was little power behind them. St-Pierre was still landing his jabs and backing up his opponent. A nice overhand right by St-Pierre shook the challenger and was the biggest strike landed in the fight so far. Later, a spinning back kick by St-Pierre landed nicely in his opponent’s midsection. Shields attempted to clinch with the champion, but he was never able to get his arms fully around his opponent’s frame. The round came to a close with St-Pierre landing another couple of jabs.

The third round had Shields coming out with some more urgency, but St-Pierre’s jab was still keeping him at bay. Shields still hadn’t provided any effective offense at this point in the fight. St-Pierre’s overhand right, however, was landing some scoring points. The final minute of the round had St-Pierre get a big double-leg takedown and the fight was on the ground for the first time in the evening. The takedown was late in the round, however, and little was done until the horn signaled the end of the five-minute segment.

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129Round four had St-Pierre getting the takedown early, but it didn’t stay on the ground long, and the two returned to the feet where St-Pierre kept the advantage. Near the midway point of the round, the champion landed a switch kick and it shook Shields. Shields went down, but St-Pierre didn’t follow his opponent to the ground and preferred standing with the challenger, allowing him to get back up. The two traded some back and forth for the remainder of the round, and St-Pierre was cut across the bridge of his nose by a straight right from Shields.

The final round had Shields coming out aggressive and the champion’s nose bleeding some more. St-Pierre used his jab and threw an occasional overhand right while Shields attempted to close the distance. Late in the round, the Canadian crowd began to boo due to the lack of action in the final moments of the championship bout. The last ten seconds had St-Pierre go for a takedown, but ended up in a clinch until the end of the fight.

Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields at UFC 129

Georges St. Pierre remains the champ at UFC 129

The fight went to decision and St. Pierre retained his title, defeating Jake Shields by unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)

St-Pierre said after the fight that he was unable to see out of his left eye.

“I think in the second round…I got scratched inside,” the champion said after the win. “I need to go to (the) hospital. I can’t see with my left eye right now. I just see a blur.”

The champion also admitted that he was surprised by the striking from the challenger, explaining that it was more than he expected. He also apologized to the fans because he wanted to finish Shields, but didn’t find the opportunity.

“His striking was much better than I thought,” he said. “He closed my eyes, you know?

“I’m sorry to the fans. I wanted to make a knockout or a submission.”

St-Pierre was asked by Joe Rogan if he would be interested in a fight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but the victorious 170-pound champion talked down the superfight for the moment after he had just went through a five-round fight.

  • God

    Incredible Photos Mr. Pishna…

  • MrAdidas

    Very disappointed, but what can you do? Hard enough to fight the best with two eyes, let alone with one, as early as the 2nd Round. I really thought he was going to pick up the pace in the 3rd, 4th & 5th Rounds but I guess it’s hard to do with one eye!!! BEST UFC ever, too bad the main event ended up the way it did!!! Though, how in the hell did Shields win 2 rounds?!? The judges did so well the whole night, until the main event. Jake Shields landed some punches, but how in the hell did he win 1 round, let alone 2 rounds!!! The 1ST Judge was the ONLY judge who proved he should be an MMA judge, while the 2 judges who gave it 48-47 GSP?!? WTF were they watching – Jake Shields Highlights, b/c he didnt do ANYTHING, except for throwing girl punches @ a guy to his left side b/c he couldnt see out of his left eye and he still couldnt do much damage, considering GSP was fighting with 1 good eye!!!

    I will say no MW for GSP right now, but after the Koscheck 2 fight, I was more inclined to say yes, but not after tonight!!! I predict GSP will drop to #3 on the P4P, eventhough he still deserves the #2 spot!!!

  • armendo420


    • MrAdidas

      armendo420: BAHAHAHA – Ur some fucking stupid dude, 1st: learn how to spell & after that maybe u can learn how to read jello cock!!! I’m not sure how you never got that I was saying GSP owned Shields with ONE EYE, while Shields didnt do fuck all, but I was very disappointed that GSP never got the chance to finish the fight. I would bet anything, if GSP had 2 good eyes for 25 mins he would have finished Jake b4 the 5th Round!!! Hopefully GSP’s eye isnt badly injured, but to only have ONE good EYE & to still dominate Shields who didnt come close to taking GSP down, says ALOT for how incredible GSP is.

  • ShockednAwed

    Armendo, put the bottle down dude… Adidas is on GSP’s side!

    • MrAdidas

      ShockednAwed: Glad to see someone can read & understand English. I think Armando has more than the bottle in his mouth, maybe some cock! How you can read what I wrote & think I was talking shit about GSP, blows my mind! Also, do you or anyone else think Shields actually won 1 round, let alone 2 rounds?!? I still cant believe that, fucking Boxing judges need to stick to Boxing – except for the Judge who had it RIGHT @ 50-45.

      • ShockednAwed

        It’s discrepencies like these scorecards that really get me burning… if these guys are all licensed by the same board, assume they’ve had the same training, and should see things approximately the same… so how in the blue-hell does one see all five rounds go to GSP while two saw Shields win two rounds?!

        In my opinion, it was 49-46 GSP, with the last round going to Sheilds (which was all to do with St. Pierre not being able to see, and obviously being preoccupied with that, since his ‘challenger’ wasn’t actually issuing much of a challenge).

        50-45 and 48-47 are radically different scores – I have no confidence in judges scorecards as long as they’re this different from the same fight.

  • whiteperch

    GPS did good with this one but he don`t want to fight silva no way. if he did he would lose his belt. silva is a whole different class of fighter than GPS. he can talk trash all he wants but when it comes down to putting his title (belt) up against silva he won`t do it because silva is a BAD man & it will be a long time before anyone beats him if it ever happens.he needs to stay in the weight class he`s in where he belongs.

  • ShockednAwed

    Wow, must be the day of the ignorants…

    GSP is probably the last person who is saying he wants to fight Anderson, let alone trash-talk!

    Secondly, he couldn’t put his belt up against Silva if he wanted to – all the fan/promoter talk surrounds GSP going up in weight to face The Spider – nobody’s ever suggested Anderson cut down to welterweight.

    So before you join a discussion, catch up on the details, Silva-Fan-Boy.

  • dirtysteve

    First of all I wanna say I think that a silva gsp fight is something a lot of us having been dreaming of for sometime now in my opinion this would be the greatest fight in ufv history with 2 of argueably the best fighters to ever step into a cage I do think that silva would win bc I agree he’s jus a bad man an I don’t see anyone taking that from him an for the record silva has dropped down an fought welter weight in the past an I personaly don’t have a problem wich weight class this fight took place in I jus wanna see it