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Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields will be moving up a weight class to compete in the middleweight division. The news was originally reported on last nights episode of UFC Today on FUEL TV. Shields is expected to make his UFC middleweight debut later this year.
Shields (27-6-1) was the Strikeforce middleweight champion prior to making the transition to the UFC...
During Tuesday’s episode of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight,” it was announced Jake Shields (Pictured) will be taking his talents to the UFC’s middleweight division.
The 33-year-old is no stranger to the weight class, as he abandoned his 185-pound Strikeforce belt to sign with the UFC in late 2010. Shields immediately shed 15lbs. to make his big league debut in a welterweight...
Jake Shields apparently will be moving up to Middleweight sometime later in 2012.
After having a successful run at 185 in Strikeforce, Shields has since moved to the UFC and into the Welterweight division. After his first fight with Martin Kampmann, he won a shot at champion, Georges St. Pierre, but lost after five rounds of fighting.
Shields then took on Jake Ellenberger, but...
According to a report on FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight Tuesday, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields is moving up to the 185-pound division later this year.
The Californian is no stranger to middleweight though, having won a Strikeforce title there, and among his victims in the division are Dan Henderson Jason Miller, and Robbie Lawler. Shields is coming off a UFC 144...
Former Strikeforce middleweight champ Jake Shields is moving back up to 185 pounds, after going 2-2 at welterweight in the UFC.