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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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Ryan Ford
WSOF 14: Shields vs. Ford
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
#50 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
#33 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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