UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields is finally here...well, not quite, but close enough.
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges "Rush" St-Pierre defends his title from the legitimate challenge posed by No. 1 contender, Jake Shields in less than 10 hours. That means the it's officially Fight Day, two of the more glorious words in the English language for fight fans.
The one major drawback to being an aficionado of the combat sports is the downtime in between events showcasing the best of the best. There is a whole lotta waiting involved.
If Tom's right, then the hardest part is over—the St-Pierre/Shields co-main event is on the horizon and actual hostilities are right around the corner.
And that's just the biggest cherry on the sundae.
We've also got UFC Featherweight Champion Jose "Junior" Aldo battling dangerous striker Mark "The Machine" Hominick, Lyoto "The Dragon" Machica vs. Randy "The Natural" Couture at light heavyweight in what has been billed as the Natural's final fight, and a slew of other intriguing matchups. The Rogers Centre will host the likes of Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko, Ben "Smooth" Henderson, Nate Diaz and Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger in addition to all the MMA glitterati already mentioned.
It should be a great card for Ontario's first UFC event.
Check back for live results and reactions as the action unfolds, beginning at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT on Facebook.