If you are wondering whatever happened to Jake Shields, you aren’t the only one.
Shields has seemingly been off the MMA map after losing by unanimous decision to Hector Lombard at UFC 171 in March. Te loss snapped a four-fight unbeaten streak for the former Strikeforce and EliteXC champion (which was really 3-0 after a victory against Ed Herman was changed to a no-contest following a positive drug test). The UFC cut the welterweight fighter after the loss to Lombard and Shields wasn’t heard from again… until now.
Shields will make his WSOF debut in October when he headlines WSOF 14 in Edmonton versus Canada’s own Ryan Ford.
Shields (29-7-1) will headline the main event against Ford (22-4) as confirmed by MMAjunkie today.
Before the loss to Lombard, Shields also had split-decision wins over Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley, though both fights were criticized for their grinding and slow style style. Overall, Shields went 4-3 with the one no-contest during his UFC run, including a decision loss to then-welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 129 in Toronto. Prior to the loss against GSP, Shields enjoyed a six-year run without a loss.
Shields was scheduled to make his WSOF debut against fellow UFC castoff Jon Fitch earlier this summer, but an injury forced him out of that fight, which was scheduled as the WSOF 11 co-main event.
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