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UFC 129 Analysis: St. Pierre Dominates Shields

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Main Card

Georges St-Pierre retains UFC welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Jake Shields.  Scores were 50-45, 48-47, 48-47.

Jose Aldo retains the UFC featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Mark Hominick.  Scores were 48-45, 48-46, and 49-46. 

Lyoto Machida knocks out Randy Couture via front kick in a light heavyweight bout.  Official time of the knockout was 1:09 in round two.

Vladimir Matyushenko stops Jason Brilz via punches in a heavyweight bout.  Official time of the stoppage was 0:20 in round one.

Ben Henderson scores a three round unanimous decision over Mark Bocek in a lightweight bout.  Scores were 30-27 on all three cards.

Prelim Card

Rory MacDonald scores a unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz.  Scores were 30-26, 30-26, 30-27.

Jake Ellenberger makes quick work of Sean Pierson with a TKO victory.  The official time of the stoppage was 2:22 in round one.

Claude Patrick defeats Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision.  Scores were 29-28 on all three cards.

Ivan Menjivar stops Charlie Valencia with a TKO due to strikes.  The official time of the stoppage was 1:30 in round one.

Jason MacDonald defeats Ryan Jensen with a triangle submission.  The official time of the submission was 1:37 in round one.

John Makdessi scores a spinning back fist knockout of Kyle Watson.  The official time of the knockout was 1:27 in round three

Pablo Garza scores a triangle submission over Yves Jabouin.  The official time of the submission was 4:31 in round one.

“Fight of the Night” Bonuses

With UFC 129 setting the North America MMA attendance record, the UFC dug deep into their pockect to sweetening the available bonuses of the night.

Jose Aldo and Mark Hominik each pocketed $129,000 in a “Fight of the Night” bonus for their five-round war.

Lyoto Machida scored the $129,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus for his “Karate Kid” crane kick KO of Randy Couture.

Pablo Garza pocketed the $129,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus for his flying triangle submission of Yves Jabouin.