Jake Shields has returned to title contention, albeit in unconvincing fashion.
At UFC Fight Night 29, Shields earned a split-decision win over Demian Maia with reversals and by maintaining top position. With Maia being ranked No. 4 in the welterweight division prior to his loss to the non-ranked Shields, the result of Wednesday's main event will shake up the 170-pound ladder.
In more surprising welterweight action, former middleweight Rousimar Palhares submitted Mike Pierce, and Dong Hyun Kim stunned Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 29.
With another UFC event in the books, here are the fights that should be next for Shields, Maia and the rest of the UFC Fight Night 29 competitors.