Multiple reports have surfaced indicating that129 has found its headliners. It hasn’t been a secret that the UFC brass was interested in putting together a stacked card for their first foray into Ontario, Canada. Apparently, the UFC has done just that by putting Canada’s MMA golden child in the main event of UFC 129 up against Jake Shields. Also very near to being finalized for the card is a Light Heavyweight bout between UFC Hall of Famer and former champion Randy Couture up against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
With Cain Velasquez being out for 8 months with a shoulder injury (rumoured to originally be the headliner for UFC 129) the UFC didn’t have many other options to bring a championship fight to Toronto, Ontario (Frankie Edgar has just fought Gray Maynard,is fighting at UFC 126, Jose Aldo is injured and Shogun has recently begun training after a knee surgery that kept him out of action for an extended period of time).
With this kind of line-up in the works for UFC 129, it is sure to be a very entertaining card, making the fans in Canada very, very happy. The rest of the card has yet to be finalized but expect some more match-ups to be made that are sure to bring the fireworks.