Jake
Shields
29-7-1, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 20 fights.
Record: 29-7-1, 1NC
Summary: Highly competitive, great grappling/jiu jitsu and good striking skills, a Cesar Gracie BJJ black belt and an All American wrestler. Exceptional conditioning allows him to put non-stop pressure on his opponents.

Fighter Info

Fights Out Of: San Francisco, CA USA
Age: 35
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1103
32% Successful
349
Types of Successful Strikes
0
349
71% Standing
21%
248
73
28
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
81
12% Successful
10
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
23
1
Takedown Defense
35
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Jake Shields Mar 15, 2014
4 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Hector Lombard 27 5 0 2
Win
Demian Maia Oct 9, 2013
24 3 0 1 R5 Decision - Split
Jake Shields 35 1 0 5
Win
Jake Shields Jun 15, 2013
82 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Tyron Woodley 60 0 0 0
Jake Shields Aug 11, 2012
33 3 0 7 R3 Overturned
Ed Herman 21 1 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama Feb 25, 2012
33 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jake Shields 91 2 0 1
Loss
Jake Shields Sep 17, 2011
1 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jake Ellenberger 9 0 0 0
Georges St-Pierre Apr 30, 2011
85 2 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jake Shields 78 0 0 0
Win
Jake Shields Oct 23, 2010
25 4 0 10 R3 Decision - Split
Martin Kampmann 35 0 3 1
Jake Shields
Strikeforce - Nashville
Apr 17, 2010
73 4 7 16 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Dan Henderson 29 0 0 0
Jake Shields
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Rogers
Nov 7, 2009
10 9 2 15 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jason Miller 23 3 2 3
Win
Jake Shields
Strikeforce - Lawler vs. Shields
Jun 6, 2009
17 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Robbie Lawler 4 0 0 0
Win
Jake Shields
EliteXC - Heat
Oct 4, 2008
21 3 1 6 R2 Submission
Paul Daley 17 0 0 0
Win
Jake Shields
EliteXC - Unfinished Business
Jul 26, 2008
1 1 1 3 R1 Submission
Nick Thompson 0 0 0 0
Win
Jake Shields
EliteXC - Renegade
Nov 10, 2007
2 3 1 5 R1 Submission
Mike Pyle 4 0 1 0
Win
Jake Shields
EliteXC - Uprising
Sep 15, 2007
29 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Renato Verissimo 5 1 0 0
Win
Jake Shields
K-1 Dynamite!! USA
Jun 2, 2007
6 1 1 5 R1 Submission
Ido Pariente 0 0 0 0
Win
Jake Shields
BodogFight - Costa Rica 2/18
Feb 18, 2007
0 1 1 3 R1 Submission
Ray Steinbeiss 0 0 0 0
Win
Jake Shields
ROTR 9
Apr 21, 2006
30 5 1 12 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Carlos Condit 27 0 0 0
Win
Jake Shields
ROTR 9
Apr 21, 2006
23 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Majority
Yushin Okami 22 1 0 1
Win
Jake Shields
ROTR 8
Jan 20, 2006
37 6 2 14 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dave Menne 15 0 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: I get up and do my running early.  Then I go to the gym. I usually start by sparring six five minute rounds, then six five minute rounds of pads.  I do my wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu at night.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started wrestling at age nine.  Met Chuck Liddell in Sept. of 1999 and he invited me to attend classes. I had my first fight two weeks later, filling in for an injured teammate.

What ranks and titles have you held? Ranks: Cesar Gracie BJJ black belt, All American wrestler at Cuesta College.
Titles : Several regional championships, Shooto Americas & Pacific Rim Champion, Gladiator Challenge Champion etc., Shooto World Champion, Rumble On The Rock tournament Welterweight Champion, 2 x EliteXC Welterweight Champion, and 2 x Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.

Do you have any heroes? Just people who work hard, and stay with it when it gets hard, because it always does.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is the top of the food chain in MMA.  You can find individual top 5-10 fighters outside the UFC, but no one comes close to overall top fighters.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college about 3 years, but dropped out to fight full time.  I am a single father, and school, training and fighting was getting to be too much.  I felt I had to choose what I wanted most.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I did some brush and firewood cutting as a teen.  My last job besides teaching BJJ and MMA was as a managing mover for Meathead Moving while in college.  The person moving would rent a moving truck, and I would show up with a couple college wrestlers and we would pack and load the truck.  Then we would follow them to their new home and unload.  I made pretty good money for doing the paperwork and helping to load and unload.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?  In folk & freestyle: Four year varsity wrestler and state qualifier in HS.  Two time All American collegiate wrestler.  2nd place AAU National Freestyle Championship, qualified for USA/Fila Nationals & World Team trials in both the junior & university men’s divisions.
In Submission Wrestling and BJJ: 3 time Grapplers Quest Advance Champion, Pan American Jiu Jitsu Champion, Pan American Advance Submission Wrestling Champion.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Calif. Professional Absolute Submission Champion, Gracie Open Superfight Champion, and 3rd place ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships.

Favorite grappling technique:
Chokes

Favorite Striking technique: Body and leg kicks

•    10 wins by submission, three by knockout

•    Last pre-UFC win was five round decision win over Dan Henderson in April 2010

•    Also holds wins over Robbie Lawler, Dave Menne, Yushin Okami, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, Toby Imada, Carlos Condit, Steve Berger, Renato Verissimo, Mike Pyle, Nick Thompson, Jason Miller and Paul Daley.

•    Has competed successfully at 170 and 185 pounds.

Career

Trained With

Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz
18-9-0
( W-L-D )
Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts
12-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre
25-2-0
( W-L-D )
Jake Ellenberger
Jake Ellenberger
29-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Martin Kampmann UFC® 121 LESNAR vs VELASQUEZ
Win
Martin Kampmann UFC® 121 LESNAR vs VELASQUEZ

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