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Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields on April 30 at largest UFC venue ever

Ultimate Fighting Championship owner Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed reports Tuesday that welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre of Canada will defend his belt April 30 against Jake Shields at Toronto's Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays and the largest venue yet for a UFC card.

"We could get 50,000 [people], we're still working on it," Fertitta said.

The card will also include a battle of former light-heavyweight champions, Lyoto Machida versus Randy Couture.

St-Pierre dominated Josh Koscheck in December en route to a unanimous decision in Canada. Shields, a former champion for rival fighting organization Strikeforce, won a narrow decision over Martin Kampmann in October in Anaheim.

--Lance Pugmire

 

 

 
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