1. DVD Review: 'Fight Life' Gives Honest, in-Depth Look at Mixed Martial Arts

    For fight fans interested in an honest, candid (albeit now a slightly dated) look at the sport of mixed martial arts, Fight Life is an excellent documentary to spend a little over an hour watching...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 month ago 3,878 reads 6 comments

  2. Jake Shields Signs with World Series of Fighting

    Former UFC welterweight Jake Shields has signed a contract with World Series of Fighting. WSOF executive Shawn Lampman confirmed the news with Bleacher Report on Thursday afternoon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 8,985 reads 54 comments

  3. 3 Takeaways from the UFC's Release of No. 11 Ranked Welterweight Jake Shields

    The UFC made the controversial decision to release No. 11 ranked welterweight Jake Shields on Monday. Shields had just lost a decision to Hector Lombard, but had beaten UFC contenders Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley in his two previous fights...

    John Owning Written by John Owning about 4 months ago 876 reads 11 comments

  4. Dana White on Release of Jake Shields: 'He's Just Another Guy'

    The UFC made headlines Monday with its decision to cut former Strikeforce champ Jake Shields, but UFC President Dana White has to be wondering what all the controversy is about...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 4 months ago 13,138 reads 91 comments

  5. Jake Shields Release Highlights UFC's Unfortunate Entertainment-First Philosophy

    I awoke on Monday morning to the strangest news: Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields was released from the UFC, per Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting .com ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 41,287 reads 228 comments

  6. UFC Releases Jake Shields After UFC 171 Loss to Hector Lombard

    The UFC has released former welterweight title contender Jake Shields after an eight-fight stint with the promotion that began in October 2010. News of the fighter's release broke early Monday morning via MMAfighting ...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 4 months ago 28,205 reads 192 comments

  7. Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard: Twitter Reacts to Lombard's Dominance

    Hector Lombard picked up another win in the UFC's welterweight division with a convincing victory over Jake Shields . Shields entered the fight ranked No. 6 in the division, and Lombard came in ranked at No...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 5 months ago 1,675 reads 1 comments

  8. UFC 171: What We Learned from Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields

    Hector Lombard elevated his stock in a big way at UFC 171 , as he dismantled No. 6-ranked welterweight contender Jake Shields for 15 minutes inside the UFC Octagon...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 5 months ago 19,278 reads 52 comments

  9. UFC 171 Predictions: Which Welterweights Make the Move into Contention?

    UFC 171 on Saturday night is headlined by the highly anticipated title bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant crown. That fight, however, is not the only welterweight scrap on the card...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 5 months ago 3,355 reads 4 comments

  10. UFC 171: Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    The winner of a UFC 171 bout between Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley is most likely to produce the next welterweight title challenger...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 5 months ago 357 reads 19 comments

  11. UFC 171: Elite Jake Shields Still Under the Title Radar

    Being consistent in mixed martial arts is one of the most difficult tasks a fighter can accomplish, and Jake Shields has been as consistent as they come...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 4,787 reads 77 comments

  12. Jake Shields Wants Title Shot with UFC 171 Win over Hector Lombard

    Jake Shields isn 't getting any younger, and the former Strikeforce champion wants another crack at the UFC welterweight championship. Shields had one shot already, losing to Georges St-Pierre by unanimous decision at UFC 129...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 14,741 reads 189 comments

  13. Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Official for UFC 171

    There is no other weight class under the UFC banner that can boast the depth of elite-level talent the welterweight division does...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 12,207 reads 108 comments

  14. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker December 2013 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 8,187 reads 33 comments

  15. Erick Silva Says He Has 'Bad Ground Game' and Calls out Demian Maia

    UFC welterweight Erick Silva is coming off a rough knockout loss to Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 29 earlier this month, but that doesn't mean he wants a cakewalk in his next Octagon outing...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 9 months ago 5,853 reads 30 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 29 Results: Jake Shields Wants GSP, Condit or MacDonald Next

    Following a huge win over surging welterweight contender Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 29 on Wednesday night, grappling ace Jake Shields has his eye on the big dogs of the UFC's 170-pound division...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 10 months ago 7,127 reads 41 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 29 Results: What Does the Win Mean for Jake Shields?

    Jake Shields nabbed his second straight split-decision victory at UFC Fight Night 29 . It was not the prettiest win, but what Shields fight is? The veteran stepped up and took down Demian Maia, the No...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 10 months ago 2,259 reads 27 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 29: Breaking Down the Fight Metric Stats for Maia vs. Shields

    We all like FightMetric . When there's a-doin's a-transpirin' in a close fight, it's the first place we're heading on our second screens...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 10 months ago 2,584 reads 7 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 29 Results: What We Learned from Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields

    In the world of mixed martial arts, there are few things more irritating than a pair of seasoned grapplers electing to partake in a mediocre kickboxing contest...

    Artem Moshkovich Written by Artem Moshkovich about 10 months ago 18,074 reads 43 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 29 Live Results: Play-by-Play and Highlights of Maia vs. Shields

    Demian Maia was a relatively big favorite in his home country of Brazil but Jake Shields came in and silenced the crowd. And in the process, thwarted any talk of Maia getting a title shot against Georges St-Pierre...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 10 months ago 16,035 reads 71 comments

  21. Maia vs. Shields: Breaking Down Battle of Elite Grapplers

    The skills of Demian Maia and Jake Shields are underappreciated . In a sense, their grappling and submission mastery are like instrumental jazz music; you either get it or you don’t...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 10 months ago 2,550 reads 23 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 29: If Jake Shields Plays Demian Maia's Game, He'll Regret It

    While few UFC welterweights can match the grappling prowess of Jake Shields , no 170-pounder has managed to contest the avant -garde ground fighting chops of the surging Demian Maia...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 10 months ago 2,718 reads 15 comments

  23. The Eye Poke: The Oldest Trick in the Book

    Wednesday night, Jake Shields will meet fellow grappler Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night 29 . Shields, while an excellent ground fighter, is still struggling to live down his embarrassing performance against Georges St...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 21,951 reads 78 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

    Appropriately, grappling will take center stage in the main event of UFC Fight Night 29 in Barueri, Brazil on Wednesday. The country’s grappling techniques and prowess have shaped the sport of MMA as much as any other trait or discipline...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 10 months ago 669 reads 1 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 29 Weigh-in Live Blog for Maia vs. Shields Card

    UFC Fight Night 29 hails from Brazil, and a significant welterweight scrap will serve as the event's main event. No. 4-ranked Demian Maia will take on Jake Shields ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 10 months ago 13,272 reads 19 comments