JAKE SHIELDS AND JAKE ELLENBERGER AGREE TO MEET IN THE FALL
Following his unanimous decision UFC welterweight title loss to Georges St. Pierre in April, Jake Shields has agreed to take on surging 170-pounder Jake Ellenberger this fall.
While a location for the fight is not yet certain, one possibility is the UFC’s planned Nov. 19 card in San Jose, California. That will be the promotion’s debut in the northern California city, about 40 miles south of the San Francisco Bay area, where Shields lives and trains.
Shields is a fight that Ellenberger hasn’t been shy about asking for. In May, he told several news outlets he wanted that fight, and believed he has what it takes to beat him.
Shields lost for the first time in six and a half years and saw his 15-fight winning streak snapped against St. Pierre at UFC 129 in Toronto. Shields‘ 15-fight streak included wins over Yushin Okami, Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, Robbie Lawler, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Dan Henderson.
Ellenberger has won four straight, including the first-round knockout of Sean Pierson at UFC 129. Ellenberger has a strong wrestling background and is an assistant wrestling coach for the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Before signing with the UFC in 2009, Ellenberger fought for Bellator, M-1, IFL and Bodog, among other regional promotions.
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