August 13, 2013 2:12:13 PM
Shields-Maia slated for UFC Fight Night 29
A previously reported fall bout between welterweights Jake Shields (28-6-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Demian Maia (18-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) appears to have a date.
MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com) passed along news of the potential bout this past month, though an exact date wasn't available. However, according to MMAFighting.com, it'll be part of a currently unannounced UFC Fight Night 29 event.
The show, expected to air on FOX Sports 1, is slated for Oct. 9, likely in Brazil.
Since a move down to welterweight, Maia, a former middleweight title challenger, has won three consecutive bouts. The Brazilian, who made the drop after a decision loss to now-champ Chris Weidman in early 2012, has defeated Dong Hyun Kim (TKO via injury), Rick Story (submission) andJon Fitch (decision).
Maia was expected to fight Josh Koscheck earlier this month at UFC 163 but was forced off the card when his opponent suffered an injury.
Shields, meanwhile, looks to build on a recent split-decision victory over Tyron Woodley in June. If not for a failed drug test (due to an undisclosed substance) at UFC 150, he'd be a three on a three-fight win streak. Still, the former Strikeforce champion remains undefeated since back-to-back losses to UFC champ Georges St-Pierre and Jake Ellenberger in 2011.Source: www.mmajunkie.com
July 27, 2013 4:43:33 PM
Damian Maia vs. Jake Shields slated for UFC event in Brazil in October
A showdown between welterweight (77kg) being negotiated by the card for UFC on 9 October in Brazil: Demian Maia x Jake Shields. The Brazilian and American, who are beasts in grappling (grappling), has not yet signed a contract, but they are already aware of the plans of the organization. The Combate.com confirmed with sources close to the Ultimate fighting should be implemented soon. The city of the event is not yet defined.
At 35, Demian is formed in jiu-jitsu and has a record of 18 wins and four losses. Since the average dropped to welterweight, won the three matches he played against Dong Hyun Kim, Jon Fitch and Rick Story. He had marked combat against Josh Koscheck at UFC Rio 4, August 3, but was canceled after an injury American.
A year younger, Shields is formed in wrestling (wrestling) and has 28 wins, six losses, one draw and one "no contest" (struggle without result). He comes from a triumph over Tyron Woodley.Source: sportv.globo.com
October 12, 2012 5:13:01 PM
Jake Shields releases statement regarding use of prohibited substance
Former UFC welterweight No. 1 contender Jake Shields has released a statement regarding his use of a prohibited substance prior to his bout at UFC 150. Shields fought and defeated "The Ultimate Fighter 3" finalist Ed Herman at UFC 150 in Denver, Colo., and has now admitted he used a banned substance.
Shields released this statement through his management company, Authentic Sports Management."To my friends, fans and the UFC,Prior to my professional bout at UFC 150 in Denver, Colorado, I used a substance prohibited by Colorado Boxing Commission rules.This was a mistake that I fully regret. I have shared this issue with my family and the UFC and I have apologized to them and now I also apologize to you, the fans. I promise this will never occur again in my fighting career.I accept the Boxing Commission's decision for a six-month suspension, which will expire in February. I ask that you accept my apology. I will be back fighting soon, and hope that the fans of MMA will support me until that time."The apologetic Shields, nor the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies' Boxing Commission, have not clarified what the substance was as of yet. It is unknown if the result of Shields' victory over Herman will be overturned as of now.Source: mmadiehards.com
August 28, 2012 1:52:51 PM
UFC champ Georges St-Pierre medically cleared, on schedule for UFC 154
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) just made one significant step back to the cage.
The fighter, who's been on the sidelines for 16 months due to a knee injury, today announced he's been medically cleared to resume normal MMA activities.
That should open the door for his planned UFC 154 pay-per-view headliner with interim titleholder Carlos Condit (28-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) this fall.
"I'm now medically cleared to compete in professional mixed martial arts events," St-Pierre today tweeted. "Rendez-vous le 17 novembre."
UFC 154, of course, takes place Nov. 17 at Montreal's Bell Centre. UFC officials previously announced they hoped the French-Canadian champion would headline the card. The co-headliner features a No. 1 contender's bout between Johny Hendricks (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and Martin Kampmann (20-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC).
A troublesome knee injury ultimately resulted in St-Pierre's ACL surgery back in December. The champ recently said he was ahead of his 10-month recovery schedule.
Condit, who won the interim belt with a February win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143, opted to wait for the champ rather than take another fight and risk his big-money opportunity with St-Pierre.
St-Pierre, one of MMA's top pound-for-pound fighters, most recently earned a decision victory over Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April 2011. He's since won nine straight fights while posting six consecutive title defenses over the likes of Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn and Josh Koscheck.
While Condit is next up for "Rush," St-Pierre and UFC middleweight Anderson Silva have expressed interest in a super fight, UFC President Dana White recently confirmed.
Source: MMAJunkie.comSource: mmajunkie.com
April 30, 2012 11:06:44 PM
Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman slated for UFC 150
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields (27-6-1) is returning to the middleweight division to meet Ed Herman (20-7) in the Mile High City.
UFC president Dana White today announced the fight via Twitter.
Shields, a former EliteXC and Strikeforce champion, won 15 consecutive fights over six years before back-to-back losses to Georges St-Pierre (in a UFC title fight) and Jake Ellenberger. However, the submission specialist recently rebounded at UFC 144 in Japan with a unanimous-decision victory over Yoshihiro Akiyama. It was his first victory since his UFC-debut win over Martin Kampmann.
Since a two-year layoff due to a knee surgery and recovery, Herman has been on a roll. "The Ultimate Fighter 3" runner-up was stuck in a 1-3 skid prior to the layoff. However, he's since scored a knockout victory over Tim Credeur and submission wins over Kyle Noke and Clifford Starks.
UFC 150 takes place Aug. 11 at Denver's Pepsi Center.Source: mmajunkie.com