UFC 129

Pablo Garza vs Yves Jabouin

May 1, 2011 Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

UFC 129 results: Pablo Garza defeats Yves Jabouin by submission (triangle choke) at 4:31 of round 1. The fight does not necessarily hold significance for the card or featherweight division, but creates intrigue given how the fighters' games match up. Yves Jabouin vs. Pablo Garza is a featherweight (145lbs) bout. Jabouin is a technical striker, although he on occasion eschews purposeful strategy in favor of striking exhibitions. Garza is a moderately well-rounded fighter, but is tall for the weight class (6'1") who knows how to use his length. He also is not much of a set up fighter, preferring instead to attack early with bullish intent to finish. Neither Jabouin nor Garza are fighting for contendership. Garza may have more upside in that regard. He is coming off a bomb of a win over Fredson Paixao, but he's got a long climb even if he gets by Jabouin. Still, this fight is interesting for a few reasons. Jabouin is the better striker generally, but might have precision issues particularly because of Garza's length. Garza also isn't necessarily the best wrestler, so while he has an advantage of the ground it is not a foregone conclusion he can drag the fight there. It is much more likely this fight will come down to what extent Garza employs length and manages real estate.

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Featherweight Fight

Date: May 1, 2011

Pablo Garza Yves Jabouin
age 42
6'1" height 5'8"
155 weight 145