UFC 129 Odds Spotlight: GSP Faces Big Challenge in Toronto

May 30, 2011 UFC

As the world prepares for the upcoming UFC 129 betting odds event in Toronto, one thing has become painfully clear: Canadians love MMA.

And they especially love MMA when their countrymen hero, and undefeated welterweight champion of the world, Georges St Pierre is the headliner in the Main Event.

It seems that the UFC Main Events held in Canada always do well and generally sell out, but the upcoming UFC 129 betting action shattered all the records for both attendance and total ticket revenues.  In fact UFC 129 is expected to be the biggest UFC event in history.  The tickets were sold out in two days, a total of 55,000 in all bringing in a gate of more than $11 million dollars.

And you can be sure that most of the ticketholders will be attending to see their national hero GPS beat his opponent into submission.

And while GPS is one of the greatest fighters in MMA history and undefeated as the world champion since taking over the title in 2007 he’s going to face a stiff challenge from his challenger on April 30th.

Jake Shields is a guy that has flown under the radar of most UFC fans as he’s fought only once at a UFC Main Event since coming over from Strike force.  But with a career record of 26-4-1 and having won 16 straight matches, this guy is hardly a novice.

According to Sherdog, Shields is the #7 ranked pound for pound fighter in the world.  He’ll no doubt be an underdog in the UFC 129 odds action and the fact that he’ll be fighting GPS in front of a very pro-St Pierre crowd give the Canadian an edge.

But if anyone is ever going to defeat GPS before he retires, Shields just might be the guy.  The two fighters have very similar styles and it’s highly unlikely we’ll see a KO in this fight.  It’s all but guaranteed to go the full three rounds and come down to a decision.  And if this UFC 129 odds matchup is decided by points, Shields has a chance to pull off the upset of the year.

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