1/05/2011 6:28pm, #1
Randy Couture vs Lyoto Machida added to UFC 129 in Toronto
Randy Couture vs Lyoto Machida added to UFC 129 in Toronto.
TORONTO -- Randy (The Natural) Couture is coming to Toronto.
UFC president Dana White confirmed to The Canadian Press that the UFC Hall of Famer will take on former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto (The Dragon) Machida at UFC 129 in Toronto's Rogers Centre on April 30.
The main event of the card, the UFC's first in Toronto, features welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields.
The 47-year-old Couture (19-10), a former light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion, is coming off a first-round submission win over former world champion boxer James Toney at UFC 118 in Boston in August.
The 32-year-old Machida (16-2) last fought at UFC 123 in November, when he lost a narrow split decision to Quinton (Rampage) Jackson.
NOTES -- The UFC cautions those wanting tickets for the Toronto show to be wary of websites from independent ticket brokers already advertising tickets. "These sites are bogus as the on-sale has not yet started. We hope to announce the date of the on-sale in the weeks to come," said a UFC Canada spokesman.
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1/05/2011 7:37pm, #2
If this matchup goes down, I'll be in heaven. I've always liked Randy, but in the last year or two, I've become a huge fan of Lyoto Machida. PizD, you're in Toronto, right?
1/05/2011 8:02pm, #3
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Well here's hoping Machida learned something from the Jackson loss, otherwise I'm gonna call it 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 Couture.
1/05/2011 8:10pm, #4
This is the first fight that I can think of since maybe Bonnar/Griffin where I really want both fighters to win....
I guess I want one more victory for the old man. Couture by UD
1/05/2011 8:26pm, #5
Hoping I can get tickets for this!Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
1/05/2011 8:32pm, #6
I'll be the first to call it for Machida then. TKO in Round 2 or 3
1/05/2011 10:33pm, #7
Nice addition..now I get to see Randy live. Even if he loses it will still be nice to watch him fight." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
1/05/2011 11:37pm, #8
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if couture struggled to take vera down, i really don't see how he gets machida down.
1/06/2011 11:39am, #9
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1/06/2011 11:47am, #10
I see either a dirty boxing win for Couture, or a TKO for Machida.
Gotta lean towards Randy though...And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
--Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.