As expected, veteran Vladimir Matyushenko will meet Jason Brilz on April 30th to once again complete the 12-bout roster for “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields.” Their light heavyweight showdown is scheduled to appear in the pay-per-view portion of the night’s extravaganza.
Brilz was initially slated to fight Phil Davis, but Mr. Wonderful was pulled from the record-breaking card to replace an injured Tito Ortiz at “UFC Fight Night 24.” Davis will now stand opposite Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on March 26th.
UFC 129 takes place inside the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Georges St-Pierre puts his welterweight belt on the line against Jake Shields in the show’s featured attraction.
Jose Aldo will break in his freshly minted featherweight title against Mark Hominick in the card’s co-main event.
Here is the finalized roster for UFC 129:
John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson
Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen
Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts
Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Brian Foster vs. Sean Pierson
Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald
Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jason Brilz
Mark Hominick vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)
Jake Shields vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)