Betting Odds on Upcoming UFC 129

Written by Thomas | Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

UFC 129 is expected to be the largest UFC event in history, with 55,000 fans filling up the stadium that the Toronto Blue Jays play in.  UFC 129 is headlined by Georges St-Pierre putting his welterweight title on the line against top contender Jake Shields.

There are a ton of fights scheduled for the event, with the main ones including: Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson, Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida, Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jason Brilz, Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick, and of course Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields. Two titles will also be on the line that night in the welterweight and the featherweight titles.

The UFC has planned a full week of events for the fans starting on Wednesday April 27th and ending with the fights starting at 8:00pm on Saturday the 30th.

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The UFC 129 Scheduled Events

On Wednesday April 27th UFC 129 events begins with:

  • UFC 129 pre-fight press conference with Dana White, Georges St-Pierre, Jake Shields, Jose Aldo, Mark Hominick, Randy Couture and Lyoto Machida at 12:00 pm.


Followed on Thursday, April 28th, with:

  • The UFC Take Over Toronto Event from 6:30 am- 9:30 am and 12:00 pm- 8:00 pm where UFC shows off Octagon Nation.  The event will have interactive booths, UFC Fan Expo pass and UFC 129 ticket giveaways.

On Thursday you’ll also get to hang out with the following:

  • 12:00 pm– 2:00 pm  Ryan Bader and Jon Fitch
  • 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm  Dominick Cruz and Octagon Girl Chandella
  • 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm  Ryan Bader and Jon Fitch


For Friday, April 29th:

  • UFC Fan Expo at the Direct Energy Centre from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Phil Davis autograph session from 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm at IHL Canada DeWalt
  • UFC 129 Super 7: All seven current UFC champions will be on hand at the Ricoh Coliseum beginning at 3:15 pm.
  • Weigh-in: First fighter weighs in at 4:00 pm
  • Bud Light Party with Matt Mitrione: Loose Moose Bar and Grill from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
  • UFC Take Over Toronto Party: Muzik at 9:00 pm


Saturday, April 30th:

  • UFC Fan Expo: Direct Energy Centre from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
  • Phil Davis Mortal Kombat Autograph Session: Gamestop at 267 Yonge Street from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
  • Bud Light Party with Cole Miller: Loose Moose Bar and Grill from 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
  • Bud Light Party with Matt Mitrione: Real Sports Bar and Grill from 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm

UFC 129 Match-ups and Odds

Welterweight Championship: Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields

St. Pierre is the current holder of the Welterweight Belt and is putting it on the line against Jake Shields.  Shields is a popular pick to upset St. Pierre due to his current 15 fight win streak.  But on the other side of it, it seems that Shields doesn’t really match-up to GSP any better than the last 7 fighters he’s dominated on his current win streak; and on top of that, I see a big difference between the two fighter’s kickboxing.

Pick: Georges St. Pierre -450

Featherweight Championship:  Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick

Jose Aldo is possibly the best pound for pound fighter on the planet right now.  He’s completely dominated since signing with Zuffa three years ago; Aldo went 8-0 in his eight World Extreme Cagefighting fights, and none of them were even close.  Hominick is a very good fighter, but he’s not anywhere near the level of Jose Aldo, I like Aldo in a walk here.

Pick: Jose Aldo -500

Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida

Sure, Randy Couture has taken down his last 3 fights, but Machida is on a different level than his last three opponents (Brandon Vera, Mark Coleman, and James Toney).  Couture is a great game-planner and knows how to pull off an upset, but Machida is a different beast than the fighters Couture has recently gone against.  I’m picking Machida in a decision.

Pick: Lyoto Machida -350

Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson

These fighters have similar skills and similar records as well.  Ben Henderson was the former WEC Champ and this is his first UFC match.  In my opinion, Henderson has gone against tougher opponents than Bocek has and will outmatch him.  I’m taking Ben Henderson.

Pick: Ben Henderson -145

Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jason Brilz

This is Brilz first fight since he lost a surprisingly competitive split decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 11 months ago.  Since then though, he’s been struggling from a back injury and hasn’t been able to be back in the ring since then.   Matyushenko on the other hand has fought some very tough guys as well as some huge names. The experience factor definitely favors him here.  I like Matyushenko in a decision.

Pick: Vladimir Matyushenko -120

UFC 129 is going to be one of the best Cards to date, let us know what you think about the match-ups!

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