Here’s what the top MMA professionals are saying about what to expect in the GSP vs Shields match this Saturday at UFC 129.

Duke Roufus: Shields comes from the tough Cesar Gracie team, but I have to go with GSP, by the new Roufusport-inspired off-the-cage technique for his 55,000 Canadian fans, called “The Flying Maple Leaf.”

Brendan Schaub: GSP by however he wants to. He’ll probably put on a boxing clinic and get a TKO in the fourth round. He’s such an extraordinary athlete that he can and will dictate the fight.

Elvis Sinosic : Every time I post my picks, I write a novel and I get hell for it. GSP for the victory.

Shamar Bailey: I think Shields has a chance as long as his game plan revolves around what he’s good at.

Jorge Rivera: I think GSP will win the fight by stoppage due to strikes as early as the third round and as late as the fifth. His stand-up is more than Jake has ever had to deal with, and I think it will fluster him the same way Dan Henderson did in the first round of their fight.

Michael Guymon :
I know everyone and their mother is taking GSP over Shields. I’m going with Jake. This fight will hit the ground one way or the other, whether it be Shields taking GSP down or GSP taking down Shields. [In] either scenario, I see Jake physically turning into an octopus and submitting Georges — the end.


Pros Picking St. Pierre: 43
Pros Picking Shields: 5
No Pick: 4