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Jake Shields

Jake Shields

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  • Name: Jake Shields
  • Professional MMA Record: 29-7-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1979.01.09
  • Last Fight: March 15, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $269,000 USD
  • Born: Mountain Ranch, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: San Francisco, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Jake Shields is one of the most gifted submission fighters in the world of professional mixed martial arts. A black belt under the renowned Cesar Gracie, Shields began his fighting career in 1999, running his record to a respectable 11-4-1 before putting together one of the longest and most impressive undefeated streaks in MMA history. Beginning with a win over Toby Imada in 2004, Shields went undefeated for over six years, defeating Dave "The Warrior" Menne, Yushin "Thunder" Okami, "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit, Paul "Semtex" Daley, "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, and former UFC and Pride Champion Dan "Hendo" Henderson along the way. His impressive resume includes fights for Shooto, Pancrase, Rumble on the Rock, Bodog Fight, Dynamite, EliteXC, Strikeforce, and the UFC. He has held belts in Gladiator Challenge, Shooto, Rumble on the Rock, EliteXC (twice, and Strikeforce (twice).


Though limited in his standup, Shields is one of the most powerful and dangerous submission fighters in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. While many BJJ black belts enjoy fighting from their back, Shields has combined his Jiu-Jitsu game with his amateur wrestling skills and prefers to suffocate opponents from mount before transitioning to fight-ending submission holds. He served as a grappling coach for Chuck Liddell on season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter


Shields would win a Split Decision victory over Martin "Hitman" Kampmann in his UFC debut which ended up earning him a title shot. He would come up short against Georges "Rush" St. Pierre in the title fight losing by Unanimous Decision. He would also drop a match to Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger losing in the first round and it was the first time he had been finished in over 10 years. His father and manager had passed away a few weeks prior to this fight. Shields would bounce back with back to back Unanimous Decision victories over "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama and Ed "Short Fuse" Herman. He would however announce that he tested positive for a banned substance in the Herman fight and would be suspended for 6 months and have the fight changed to a No Contest. He would come back from his suspension and win a Split Decision over Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley at UFC 161. 


Shields took on fellow grappling ace, Demian Maia, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 29. In a close but uneventful fight, Shields was able to control most of the grappling exchanges and ultimately win a split decision. He would then take on "Lightning" Hector Lombard at UFC 171. He was unable to get much going and was defeated by Unanimous Decision.

Much to the surprise of many fans, the UFC released Jake Shields on April 7th, 2014. It wouldn't be long before he was picked up as it was announced on April 17th that he signed a multi fight deal with the World Series of Fighting.  


Last updated 04.18.2014, 9:06 AM ET
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Jake Shields Welterweight Ranking History

Jake Shields MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Ryan Ford

WSOF 14: Ford vs. Shields
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.10.11
Cancelled Bout Jon Fitch WSOF 11 2014.07.05
Reason: Shields Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hector Lombard
Ref: Don Turnage

UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.03.15
Odds: +145 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Demian Maia
Ref: Marc Goddard

UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.10.09
Odds: +305 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Tyron Woodley
Ref: Yves Lavigne

UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.06.15
Odds: +190 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
No Contest | Decision
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ed Herman
Ref: Adam Martinez

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.08.11
Odds: -200 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Yoshihiro Akiyama
Ref: Marc Goddard

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2012.02.25
Odds: -350 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:53 Round 1 of 3

Jake Ellenberger
Ref: Kevin Mulhall

UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.09.17
Odds: -160 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
#53 Biggest Upset of All Time
#28 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC Fight Night 25 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Georges St. Pierre
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields
Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2011.04.30
Odds: +350 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Martin Kampmann
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.10.23
Odds: -180 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $150,000 ($75K Base, $75K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
Walkout Music: Rage Against the Machine - Renegades of Funk
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Dan Henderson
Ref: John McCarthy

Strikeforce: Nashville
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2010.04.17
Odds: +314 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 184.75 lbs
#29 Biggest Upset of All Time
#24 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#18 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
#41 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Jason Miller
Ref: John McCarthy

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers
Main Card | Vacant Title | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.11.07
Odds: -303 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:02 Round 1 of 3

Robbie Lawler
Ref: John McCarthy

Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields
Main Event | Middleweight | 182 lbs

2009.06.06
Odds: +115 Near Even | Weigh-In: 181.75 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:47 Round 2 of 5, 8:47 Total

Paul Daley
Ref: Jorge Alonso

EliteXC: Heat
Main Card | Title Defense | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.10.04
Odds: -520 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 ($40K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 169.75 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
1:03 Round 1 of 5

Nick Thompson
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti

EliteXC: Unfinished Business
Main Card | Vacant Title | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.07.26
Odds: -296 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $45,000 ($35K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:39 Round 1 of 3

Mike Pyle
Ref: Kerry Hatley

EliteXC: Renegade
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.11.10
Odds: -351 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:00 Round 1 of 3

Renato Verissimo
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

EliteXC: Uprising
Main Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs

2007.09.15
Odds: -520 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 175.3 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:06 Round 1 of 3

Ido Pariente
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti

Dynamite!! USA
Preliminary Card | Welterweight

2007.06.02
Disclosed Pay: $24,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke

Ray Steinbeiss

Costa Rica Regional

2007.02.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Steve Berger

FCP

2006.09.09
Win | Decision | Majority

Yushin Okami

Rumble on the Rock

2006.04.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Carlos Condit

Rumble on the Rock

2006.04.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Dave Menne

Rumble on the Rock

2006.01.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Toby Imada

KK

2005.11.12
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Akira Kikuchi

Shooto

2004.12.14
Win | Submission | Choke

Ray Cooper

Shooto

2004.07.09
Draw

Kazuo Misaki

Pancrase

2003.11.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Akira Kikuchi

Shooto

2003.08.10
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Milton Vieira

Shooto

2003.05.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Hayato Sakurai

Shooto

2002.12.14
Loss | Decision | Majority

Ray Cooper

Hawaii Regional

2002.08.03
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Robert Ferguson

Gladiator Challenge

2001.11.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Jeremy Jackson

Gladiator Challenge

2001.09.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Tracy Hess

Gladiator Challenge

2001.04.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Randy Velarde

Gladiator Challenge

2001.02.18
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Phillip Miller

International Fighting Championship

2000.07.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Shannon Ritch

BOTB

2000.05.04
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes

Marty Armendarez

International Fighting Championship

2000.03.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Brian Warren

CFF

1999.12.11
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Paul Harrison

CFF

1999.10.23

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