Former title contender, Jake Shields has been released from the UFC.
Alex Ramirez – April 7, 2014
On Monday morning the UFC announced that former welterweight title challenger Jake Shields (29-7-1-1 NC) had been released from his contract. Shields last competed at UFC 171 where he lost to Hector Lombard via unanimous decision.
Shields, who debuted for the company back in 2010,...
6'0" 170 lbs (Welterweight)
72" reach, Orthodox
Jan 9, 1979
29-6-1 (1 NC) (UFC: 4-2, 1 NC)
2 straight wins
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
NCAA Division II wrestler
Two-time community college wrestling All-American
Numerous international grappling...
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