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

From: Summertown , TN USA
Fights Out Of: San Francisco, CA USA
Age: 36
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
56
%
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
36
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Jake Shields
Mar 15, 2014
4
27
0
5
1
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jake Shields
Oct 9, 2013
24
35
3
1
0
0
1
5
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Jake Shields
Jun 15, 2013
82
60
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
NO CONTEST
Jake Shields
Aug 11, 2012
33
21
3
1
0
0
7
0
R3 Overturned
Win
Jake Shields
Feb 25, 2012
33
91
2
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Jake Shields
Sep 17, 2011
1
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Jake Shields
Apr 30, 2011
85
78
2
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jake Shields
Oct 23, 2010
25
35
4
0
0
3
10
1
R3 Decision - Split
Jake Shields
Strikeforce - Nashville
Apr 17, 2010
73
29
4
0
7
0
16
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jake Shields
Jason Miller
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Rogers
Nov 7, 2009
10
23
9
3
2
2
15
3
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jake Shields
Strikeforce - Lawler vs. Shields
Jun 6, 2009
17
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Jake Shields
EliteXC - Heat
Oct 4, 2008
21
17
3
0
1
0
6
0
R2 Submission
Win
Jake Shields
EliteXC - Unfinished Business
Jul 26, 2008
1
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Win
Jake Shields
EliteXC - Renegade
Nov 10, 2007
2
4
3
0
1
1
5
0
R1 Submission
Win
Jake Shields
EliteXC - Uprising
Sep 15, 2007
29
5
1
1
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jake Shields
Ido Pariente
K-1 Dynamite!! USA
Jun 2, 2007
6
0
1
0
1
0
5
0
R1 Submission
Win
Jake Shields
Ray Steinbeiss
BodogFight - Costa Rica 2/18
Feb 18, 2007
0
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Win
Jake Shields
ROTR 9
Apr 21, 2006
23
22
2
1
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Jake Shields
ROTR 9
Apr 21, 2006
30
27
5
0
1
0
12
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jake Shields
ROTR 8
Jan 20, 2006
37
15
6
0
2
0
14
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: In the morning I do sparring, kickboxing, and pads. Early evening, wrestling & jiu-jitsu, and then either run or lift at night. Three training sessions a day. It will vary some from day to day.

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

•    Was on 15 fight winning streak dating back to 2005 before loss to St-Pierre

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

•    Also holds wins over Demian Maia, 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
18-10-0
( 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
30-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
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