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UFC 129 Trailer: Jake Shields

Written on March 25, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Can't get enough of UFC 129? Watch this teaser and sleep until it's April 30.

Forget UFC 128, we’re now looking a lot way forward to UFC 129. Imagine a full MMA-action packed with the biggest stars in the Octagon? Cool eh? Now if you’re looking for that kind of game, UFC 129 is the event you wouldn’t want to miss.

UFC 129 features the MMA crowd favorite Georges St-Pierre as he defends his belt against one of the lead challengers in the welterweight division, Jake Shields. UFC 129 will take place on April 30, Saturday at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. The co-main event fighters were also big and famous. Featuring Jose Aldo on his first title defense against Mark Hominick. Video after the skip.

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UFC Fan Expo for UFC 129, Packed With Past & Present Champions

Written on March 24, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Ready for UFC 129 Fan Expo? You should be, for you will meet the champions of the game.

The UFC officials has already released the list of fighters that will make an appearance in the upcoming UFC Fan Expo in Toronto. The list goes star-studded with several current and past champions.

The UFC Fan Expo will take place on the weekend of UFC 129 at Toronto Direct Energy Center on April 29 and April 30.

The list of fighters appearing at the expo includes UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, B.J. Penn, Chuck Liddell, Royce Gracie, Frank Mir, Rashad Evans, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Josh Koscheck, Ryan Bader, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Carwin, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub, Jon Fitch, Miguel Torres, Anthony Pettis, Clay Guida, Joe Lauzon, Cole Miller, Sam Stout, Carlos Condit and the last “Ultimate Fighter” winner Jonathan Brookins.

“We’re excited to bring some of our top stars to Toronto for the UFC Fan Expo,” UFC President Dana White said. “This is going to be the biggest weekend not only in UFC history, but in the history of our sport. I’m looking forward to giving our fans once-in-a-lifetime access to our fighters at the Fan Expo.”

Tickets are on-sale now.

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Randy Couture’s Game Plan for Lyoto Machida on UFC 129

Written on March 08, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The UFC Hall of Famer speaks of his strategies against his opponent at UFC 129.

The fame and glory that UFC 129 will bring seem to be unstoppable. The powerhouse cast consisting the fight card is something MMA fans are looking forward to. UFC 129 is not all about GSP-Shields; fans are anticipating the fight of a Hall of Famer.

Randy Couture, UFC Hall of Famer, is set to face Lyoto Machida who is another respectable fighter in the MMA scene. Randy Couture speaks of his preparationsfor his fight against Lyoto Machida. Video after the skip.

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UFC 129 Prelims Airs on Spike TV

Written on February 28, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Reports confirmed that preliminary fights for UFC 129 will air on Spike TV. Ready for sneak peeks of the MMA history's biggest sold-out event?

Good news MMA fans! Spike TV will air a “UFC Prelims” special as part of April’s UFC 129 event in Toronto. UFC officials have confirmed this news during last Saturday’s UFC 127 live broadcast.

MMAJunkie says that sources reported that many are pitching for the welterweight bouts of Nate Diaz (13-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) vs Rory MacDonald (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Brian Foster (15-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs Sean Pierson (11-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) for the cable broadcast.

The UFC 129 event will take place this April 30 at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, and the pay-per-view main card features welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs top contender Jake Shields. Few UFC 129 fights will also stream on Facebook prior to UFC Prelims.

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UFC 129: St-Pierre vs Shields Makes Another History

Written on February 18, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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“I’ve been saying it for a long time, we’re gonna be the biggest sport in the world, and now maybe people don’t think I’m nuts anymore.” ---Dana White, UFC President

Even before it hits the stadium, UFC 129 is already a mind-blowing success. Even before starting history, it already found success.

The tickets of the event were sold out the moment it went on-sale to the general public, setting up a record of 55,000 seats, and breaking all the record of North America’s MMA ticket sales record. Surely, the UFC 129: St-Pierre vs Shields will be a huge wonder to the history of the biggest promotion organization.

The event features Georges St-Pierre as he defends his welterweight belt in his home country against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields.

UFC’s big boss himself, revealed this Tuesday that UFC 129 gate receipts as $11 million dollars, crushing the promotion’s previous best.

“I’ve been saying it for a long time, we’re gonna be the biggest sport in the world,” said White, “and now maybe people don’t think I’m nuts anymore.”

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B.J. Penn Gives a Brief Analysis on GSP-Shields Fight

Written on February 17, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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B.J. Penn takes a quick break and talks about the upcoming UFC 129 fight.

B.J. Penn has battled Georges St-Pierre twice in his MMA career. However, GSP held on tight with his belt. But this does not mean that Penn bows to GSP’s glory, he thinks Jake Shields is the man to end GSP’s dreams.

“I think if there’s anybody out there that’s going give GSP a good fight, I think Jake Shields might be the man,“ Penn told the media on Tuesday.

“When you look at him and you don’t think much. When you see him fight and you don’t think much, but he goes out there and wins,” added the Hawaiian fighter.

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It’s Official: UFC 129 Tickets are Sold Out

Written on February 14, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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“We’ve sold 55,000 tickets in our first stadium event in Toronto and we continue to take the UFC to the next level.” ---Dana White, UFC President

If you haven’t got yourself a UFC 129 ticket, sorry, but it’s too late. UFC officials have announced last Saturday that tickets for the upcoming UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields at Rogers Centre in Toronto on April 30 is sold our minutes after it was opened to public. Rogers Centre seats 42,000 people; however; due to insistent public demand, UFC and Rogers officials expanded the capacity to 55,000.

“UFC continues to set new milestones,” UFC president Dana White said. “We’ve sold 55,000 tickets in our first stadium event in Toronto and we continue to take the UFC to the next level.”

“Based on the lightning quick sell-out, there is no doubt that UFC’s fan base is extremely passionate”, said Silvio D’Addario, VP Events, Rogers Centre.  “We’ve worked closely with UFC to configure our venue to provide the best fan experience possible and we look forward to hosting this historic event.”

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REMINDER: UFC 129 Tickets Go On-Sale This Week

Written on February 10, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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If you don't want to be left out, mark your calendars. Tickets for the most anticipated UFC 129 will be out this week and it goes hotter than ever.

If you don’t want to miss out the powerhouse fight that UFC 129 plans to deliver to you, then you should grab your tickets now. UFC 129 tickets are on sale this week.

The “UFC 129: St-Pierre for Shields” will take place on April 30 at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The event features a welterweight title fight between UFC champion Georges St-Pierre (21-2 MMA, 15-2 UFC) and top challenger Jake Shields (26-4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

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GSP: Doesn’t Mind Silva, He’s More Interested with Shields

Written on February 09, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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“I don’t even think about this right now. I never thought about it. I always live in the present moment, and my biggest problem is Jake Shields.” ---Georges St-Pierre, UFC Middleweight Champion

After Anderson Silva’s victory last UFC 126, media kept on asking him who’ll be his next opponent. There has been a rumor that Silva will be meeting next another top champion MMA fighter in the name of Georges St-Pierre. However, it seems that GSP is not really into this match-up.

“I don’t even think about this right now. I never thought about it. I always live in the present moment, and my biggest problem is Jake Shields,” St-Pierre answered when talking about a fight with Silva. “It would be foolish for me to look past Jake Shields. He poses the biggest threat to my title. He’s a very well rounded fighter, and the UFC brought him in, and I’m glad they did because he’s the No. 1 guy for the welterweight title.

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Dana White: GSP is UFC’s No.1 Superstar

Written on February 09, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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"This guy is a huge superstar all over the world.” ---Dana White, UFC President

In every competition, there is a star who shine the brightest. The one who actually wins the heart of everyone—including the boss. If you’re wondering who’s the best bet in the UFC today, Dana White is the right man to ask.

The big boss speaks of this one champion which actually received approving nods, no other than Georges St-Pierre. GSP, a welterweight champ, is set to defend his belt against Jake Shields this April at UFC 129 in Toronto.

“I don’t know if you remember leading up to this fight, I was saying we don’t need to go into Toronto with Georges St-Pierre headlining. Obviously, if you have Georges St-Pierre headlining it doesn’t suck, but it worked out that way and here he is,” White commented.

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