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Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields has stated in the past that he’d like to move back to the middleweight division. He is getting his wish, and will be taking on Ed Herman at UFC 150.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news via his personal Twitter account:
“UFC 150 Sat Aug 11 Denver, CO. Middleweight Bout Ed Herman VS Jake Shields. I like that fight!”
Shields is coming off a win over Yoshihiro Akiyama in February at UFC 144. He was 2-2 at 170 lbs in the UFC, but clearly felt that his skills were better suited for 185.
Herman has been on a role since coning back from injury, stopping three straight opponents. His last win came over Clifford Starks at UFC 143.
Former Strikeforce champion, Jake Shields, is set to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama to the welterweight division. Shields talks about his training, Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit, his future, and more.
The UFC returns to Japan for the first time since Dec 16, 2000. Frankie Edgar defends his title against Ben Henderson, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson takes on TUF winner Ryan Bader, Jake Shields faces off against Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Anthony Pettis and Joe Lauzon kick off the main card.
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields, talks about his upcoming welterweight fight against Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 144 in Japan.
UFC president, Dana White, announced the “Fight Night” winners for UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger via Twitter last night.
Earning $55,000 in bonus money were Jake Ellenberger for “Knockout of the Night,” TJ Waldburger for “Submission of the Night,” and Lance Benoist and Matt Riddle for “Fight of the Night.”
Ellenberger secured a TKO win over former No. 1 contender, Jake Shields, in under a minute their main event bout of UFN 25.
Waldburger forced UFC newcomer Mike Stumpf to tap at 3:52 of the first after securing a triangle choke.
The “Fight of the Night” went to Riddle and Benoist who fought a spirited three rounds.
New Orleans hosted the UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger event. The main card was headlined by a welterweight match between former Strikeforce champion, Jake Shields, and Jake Ellenberger. Middleweights Court McGee and Dongi Yang met in the co-main event.
Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger def. Jake Shields via TKO (Punches) – R1 @ 0:53
Middleweight bout: Court McGee def. Dongi Yang via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-28)
Featherweight bout: Erik Koch def. Jonathan Brookins via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Middleweight bout: Alan Belcher def. Jason MacDonald via Submission (Verbal due to strikes) – R1 @ 3:48
Lightweight bout: Vagner Rocha def. Cody McKenzie via Submission (Rear-naked choke) – R2 @ 3:49
Lightweight bout: Evan Dunham def. Shamar Bailey via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight bout: Lance Benoist def. Matt Riddle via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight bout: Ken Stone def. Donny Walker via Technical Submission (Rear-Naked choke) – R1 @ 2:40
Welterweight bout: Seth Baczynski def. Clay Harvison via Submission (Rear-naked choke) – R2 @ 1:12
Welterweight bout: T.J. Waldburger def. Mike Stumpf via Submission (Triangle choke) – R1 @ 3:52
Featherweight bout: Robert Peralta def. Mike Lullo via Unanimous Decision (30-27-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Welterweight bout: Justin Edwards def. Jorge Lopez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
TheSHOOT! – Jake Shields Vs Jake Ellenberger. In a monumental fight in both of their careers, who will come out on top?
UFC welterweight fighter, Jake Ellenberger, talks about his upcoming fight against Jake Shields at UFC Battle At The Bayou.
The UFC returns to the state of Louisiana with UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou. The card will take place on September 17th in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, and will offer a main event featuring elite welterweights Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger.
Jake Ellenberger vs. Jake Shields
Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch
Shamar Bailey vs. Evan Dunham
Clay Harvison vs. DaMarques Johnson
Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
Mike Lullo vs. Mackens Semerzier
Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
UFC welterweight fighter Jake Ellenberger says it’s his time right now, and feels he’ll be the one with his hand raised when he meets former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields in the main event of UFC: Battle on the Bayou in September.
UFC welterweight contender Carlos Condit talks about his victory over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 132, and says if the timing is right he would like to avenge his loss to former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields for his next UFC bout.
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.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship was a big hit in Toronto, Ontario as UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields pulled an estimated $40 million for local businesses estated TheStar.com.
UFC 129 took place on April 30 at the Rogers Centre, which drew approximately 55,000 fans to the venue. Also taking place that weekend was the first Toronto UFC Fan Expo event, which drew tens of thousands into the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto.
TheStar.com outlined the economic impact of the first UFC event in Ontario:
The Ultimate Fighting Championship went the distance for Toronto tourism and for local businesses, which took in an estimated $40 million from the most successful fight night in UFC history.
Restaurants enjoyed a 19.2 per cent jump in dollars spent compared week-over-week. Similarly, bars and pubs experienced a 15.7 per cent increase — confirming that in addition to the 55,724 fans at the Rogers Centre, many more watched the popular event outside their home.
The Moneris report also showed a sizable rise in retail spending from people who made their way to the downtown core. Apparel and sporting goods stores saw a 41.3 per cent and a 33 per cent jump in sales respectively.
And many people travelled to Toronto to experience the UFC in person, as evidenced by the 20.3 per cent rise in dollars spent at hotels, says the report.
$11.5 — UFC earned a single-day event gate record for Rogers at $11.5 million
19.2 — % jump in dollars spent at local restaurants week-over-week
15.7 — % jump in dollars spent at area bars week over week
UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre scored a unanimous decision victory over Jake Shields last month at UFC 129 in Toronto. After the fight, St. Pierre was immediately sent to the hospital to have his left eye examined.
St. Pierre told UFC commentator Joe Rogan he wasn’t able to see out of his eye for the better part of his 25-minute war with Shields. It took the French Canadian champion exactly two weeks to get his left eye back in tact. St. Pierre shared the news via his personal Twitter account.
“My eye is back 100%!!! Can’t wait to start back training tomorrow!”
Long-time UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes has recently talked about Georges St. Pierre’s performance at UFC 129 against Jake Shields, saying it’s the worst he’s ever seen GSP fight in his career.
“As for the GSP/Shields fight, I really believed GSP was going to tear Shields up. The fight didn’t go like I thought it would at all. Let me tell everybody now, I like GSP, he’s a good guy and he’s somebody I wouldn’t mind sitting next to on a plane ride or at a supper table. So don’t think that I’m talking out of bitterness for the two losses, I’m speaking through experienced eyes that have been in these situations. GSP actually looked worse in this fight than I’ve ever seen him before.”
“I really feel like Georges fights not to lose, he just doesn’t fight to win anymore. I like Georges, I like watching him fight, I wish there was some way I could help him to get that hunger back inside of him. Georges has the potential of being so much better than what we’ve seen recently. If Jake had won one more round he would have won the fight, based on how the judges scored it. So an interesting fight and a little disappointing at being the last fight of the night.”