UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields Bonuses and Attendance

UFC 129 promised and delivered a monumental fight card from the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Reigning Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre put on yet another five-round clinic in the headlining bout, defeating challenger Jake Shields via unanimous decision.  The co-main event featured the promotional debut of Featherweight champ Jose Aldo, who also retained his title after going the distance in a back and forth battle with Mark Hominick.  Both Lyoto Machida and Vladimir Matyushenko scored dramatic knockout victories in their respective bouts, while Ben Henderson proved his worth, outpointing an always tough Mark Bocek.

The UFC awarded generous $129,000 bonuses to the night’s top performers, who were announced by Dana White immediately following the event.

UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields Bonuses:

Fight of the Night: Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick
Submission of the Night: Pablo Garza
Knockout of the Night: Lyoto Machida

Attendance: 55,724
Live Gate: 12.075 Million

Full Results (via FightoftheNight.com):

Main Card:

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

Jose Aldo defeats Mark Hominick by unanimous decision (50-43 48-46, 49-46)

Lyoto Machida defeats Randy Couture by KO at 1.05mins of Rd2

Vladimir Matyushenko defeats Jason Brilz by KO in 0.20mins of Rd1

Ben Henderson defeats Mark Bocek by uananimous decision (30-27 x3)


Rory MacDonald defeats Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)

Jake Ellenberger defeats Sean Pierson by KO at 2.42mins of Rd1

Claude Patrick defeats Daniel Roberts by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Ivan Menjivar defeats Charlie Valencia by TKO at 1.30mins of Rd1

Jason MacDonald defeats Ryan Jensen by submission (triangle choke) at 1.37mins of Rd1

John Makdessi defeats Kyle Watson by KO (spinning backfist) at 1.27mins of Rd3

Pablo Garza defeats Yves Jabouin by submission (triangle choke) at 4.31mins of Rd1

Photo: Vancouver Sun


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    May 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

    give Makdessi the bonus, Machida is already loaded and probably made more then the bonus in his original win purse

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    May 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

    but… CRANE KICK KO… dude… CRANE KICK KO!…

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    May 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Give Mr. Miyagi the bonus!!

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    May 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Garza’s jumping triangle choke was superb along with Machida’s kick.

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    May 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    PS: And Rory’s suplexes on Diaz too!!!

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    May 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    BUT did any notice the insane amount and size of the pimples on Rory’s back? I really thought nothing of it until those 3 suplexes

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    May 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    got all those picks right. mcdonald, henderson and machidas fights all went just like i thought they would (minus machidas kick ofcourse). rory made diaz his b*tch all night long, one of my favourite parts of the whole card.

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    May 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Who ever scored that 48-47, needs his head read. Bad eye or no bad eye, GSP lost no round; Shields was never in the fight.

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    May 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    are you really insinuating that?
    i get back acne (usually during winter) and i’m not on anything.
    In McDonalds case he put it on Diaz in the final round, in the Condit fight he did that too early and burned up too much energy. He learned his lesson from that.

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    May 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    mcdonald is a young guy in his early twenties acne is perfectly normal even back acne when i was young i would get it from time to time on my back and i have never taken roids i am sure many other people will tell you the same but if you wait till you hit puberty you will fin out for yourself

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    May 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    that i will agree with you jake did nothing to deserve winning a round then along two although my hat is off to him for putting up a lot better fight than i thought he would

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    May 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    im the same age as MacDonald and i have my back similar to him , its just age man! , amazing to think he is just 21 and he already fought and almost beat Condit and now Nate Diaz

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    May 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    he is also 21 so he is still young and his body is still growing. Having acne isnt a shocker. Stefan Struve has acne as well

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    May 2, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Man.. i also like that Spinning backfist KO by John Makdessi. I would also give him a KO bonus too.

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    May 2, 2011 at 6:45 am

    did no1 read that I said I’m not saying he’s on anything just was a thought when I seen him throw some1 over his head 3 times in a row. I’m 21 right now and I get mild acne on my back but I thought his was outrageous and again I wasn’t saying it automatically meant he was roiding. I just said it was a question after those throws.

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    May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Hell NO!!! the Makdessi KO was awesome ,but that Machida Crane style front kick was AMAZING!!!!.

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