Found March 06, 2013 on Tito Couture:
Two new match ups have been announced for UFC 161 as former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields will take on fellow Strikeforce alum Tyron Woodley, and the always exciting Pat Barry will face former LSU football star Shawn Jordan.  The 170 lbs match is a very intriguing one and though Shields is one of the best in the world he is one dimensional. Shields is a wizard on the ground but his striking is sub par, even though he has been working with the legendary Jongsanan Fairtex.  If he faces a superior wrestler, which Woodley would appear to be, then he usually has a difficult fight, à la GSP and Jake Ellenberger.  That being said Jake Shields should never be underestimated as he comes from a great camp and has the ability to finish anyone if they make a single mistake. This is a huge opportunity for Woodley and I am sure he will train extremely hard for this fight. Pat Barry’s GF pranks him back Watch all fighter video blogs on

Jake Shields Returns to Welterweight, Fights Tyron Woodley at UFC 161

After a one-and-done dip in the Octagon’s middleweight pond, Jake Shields (pictured) will return to the welterweight division to fight fellow former Strikeforce star Tyron Woodley at UFC 161. Shields confirmed the heavily rumored scrap late Tuesday night via Twitter. Shields posted an uneventful unanimous decision victory over Ed Herman at UFC 150. However, the 34-year-old flunked...

UFC 161

UFC 161 When: June 15th, 2013 Where: MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada How: Pay-Per-View (10PM ET/7PM PT) Who: Roland Delorme vs. TBD Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
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