Report: UFC 129 Facebook video stream to feature 'Patrick vs Roberts' and 'Menjivar vs Valencia' on April 30

Do you "like" the UFC on Facebook?

If so, you'll likely be treated to a couple of preliminary card fights at the upcoming UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs. Shields" event, according to a report from MMAFighting.

A bout pitting savvy submission specialist Daniel Roberts vs. Claude Patrick is reportedly set for the stream, as well as a bantamweight scrap between Ivan Menjivar and Charlie Valencia.

The UFC has yet to officially announce the two Facebook streaming bouts and it's entirely possible the fights shown could change or they could simply add a few more to the docket.

At UFC Fight Night 24 just last month, the promotion offered a full five fight preliminary card on the popular social media site. Are there plans to do the same for the biggest show in the company's history?

Stay tuned.

Daniel Roberts brought his act to the big show in March of 2010 sporting an undefeated record of 9-0 with seven submission wins.

John Howard promptly knocked him out in the first round.

It was a minor setback for the Cesar Gracie trained fighter, as he's ripped off three straight since then, including two sweet submission finishes, one of which earned him "Submission of the Night" bonus at the mega-show that was UFC 121.

"Ninja" will have to be swift though, because his opponent also specializes in forcing his competitors to tap.

Claude Patrick is currently the TFC Canadian MMA welterweight champion and will be fighting in his home country for the thirteenth time in 15 career fights.

In fact, one of his two trips outside of Canada consisted of a fight in my hometown of Moline, Illinois where he submitted Ray Steinbess in the very first round.

"The Prince" hasn't lost since 2002 with 12 straight wins including starting his UFC career with two victories over Ricardo Funch and James Wilks.

Can he make it to lucky number 13?

In bantamweight action, Ivan Menjivar will make his return to the UFC after nearly seven years away from the Octagon.

"The Pride of El Salvador" was last seen in the world's largest fight promotion all the way back in June 2004, losing a unanimous decision to former Welterweight Champion Matt Serra.

The 28 year-old signed with the WEC late last year, just before the merger with the UFC. He lost his debut fight against Brad Pickett and has dropped three of his last four overall.

As for Charlie Valencia, he'll be making his debut in the Octagon after a nine-fight run with the WEC. The American wrestler went a mediocre 5-4 during his run in the blue cage, most recently succumbing to a submission courtesy of former Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres.

Before then, he had ripped off three straight and a victory in front of the massive crowd in Canada, as well as the big bosses with their eyes open for fresh challengers to the 135-pound throne, will likely catapult him right back into the upper echelon of the weight class.

But can he break into the elite of the division?

UFC 129 is set to feature a main event between Canada's own Georges St. Pierre, defending his welterweight title against fresh challenger -- and former Elite XC and Strikeforce champion -- Jake Shields.

The event will also include the final appearance of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, defying the odds once again to take on Karate master Lyoto Machida.

Jose Aldo is set to make his Octagon debut in the first defense of his featherweight title against 145-pound knockout artist Mark Hominick.

For the current UFC 129 fight card and line-up click here.

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