IT IS OFFICIAL, JAKE SHIELDS WILL MEET MARTIN KAMPMANN AT UFC 121
“Jake has fought a lot of the top guys, and now he’ll fight the best of the them,” said Jack Shields (Jake’s father/manager). “He’s happy the signing has come to fruition.”
Shields’ last fight came against ex UFC fighter Dan Henderson at April’s CBS televised “Strikeforce: Nashville” event. Shields, in fact, topped many other UFC veterans during his streak, including ex-champ Dave Menne, Yushin Okami, Carlos Condit, Mike Pyle, Nick Thompson, Paul Daley, Robbie Lawler and Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
A victory for either Shields or Kampmann very well could result in a title shot. Current champ Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck fight in December following their stints as coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter 12,” but the Shields vs. Kampmann winner (or the winner of a UFC 117 bout between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves) could be next in line.
Jake also confirmed the news via Twitter: