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UFC 129 picks, Vegas-style: Is anyone betting on Jake Shields?

Steve Cofield

Jake Shields has been just about unbeatable in smaller promotions around the world. Riding a 15-fight win streak that dates back to 2005, Shields finally arrives in the biggest of spots at UFC 129 and it's like he's starting all over again.

Shields was a champion at welterweight and even jumped to middleweight to pick up a couple of wins recently, but now he's stepping into the cage with the guy most fans and media folks believe is top two in the world pound-for-pound. The betting odds reflect the immense amount of respect bettors and fans have for GSP and their general lack of awareness of Shields. Las Vegas sports books have installed St-Pierre as a massive 5-to-1 favorite.

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UFC 129 betting odds (Courtesy Lagasse's Stadium Las Vegas):

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Jake Shields (+350) vs. *Georges St. Pierre (-500) - UFC Welterweight title

Randy Couture (+300) vs. Lyoto Machida (-400) - Light heavyweight{ysp:more}

Mark Hominick (+375) vs. *Jose Aldo (-550) - UFC Featherweight title

Mark Bocek (+110) vs. Ben Henderson (-140) - Lightweight

Rory MacDonald (-115) vs. Nate Diaz (-115) - Welterweight

Sean Pierson (+160) vs. Jake Ellenberger (-190) - Welterweight

Daniel Roberts (+120) vs. Claude Patrick (-150) - Welterweight

Charlie Valencia (+140) vs. Ivan Menjivar (-170) - Bantamweight

Ryan Jensen (-110) vs. Jason MacDonald (-120) - Middleweight

Kyle Watson (+120) vs. John Makdessi (-150) - Welterweight

Pablo Garza (+140) vs. Yves Jabouin (-170) - Featherweight

Vladimir Matyushenko (Even) vs. Jason Brilz (-130) - Light heavyweight


You can watch UFC 129 on PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) right here on Yahoo! Sports.

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