One of the worst kept secrets in MMA has been the desire to have UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre headline UFC 129 and defend his title against Jake Shields at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
It looks like that fight is coming to fruition.
The bout between St-Pierre and the former Strikeforce middleweight champion will headline the UFC 129 fight card. A bout first reported by MMAFighting.com and subsequently confirmed by MMAWeekly.com will pit former UFC champions Randy Couture and Lyoto Machida in what is expected to be the co-main event of the evening.
St-Pierre is fresh off of a win over Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 in Montreal. Shields enters the bout after his Octagon debut, where he defeated Martin Kampmann.
UFC 129 will mark the first time that St-Pierre has been able to fight back-to-back in his home country since taking up residence in the Octagon.