On Saturday, August 11 live on Pay-Per-View for millions of viewers around the world, Jake Shields will return to the Octagon and to the UFC’s middleweight division against the top ranked 185-pounder Ed “Short Fuse” Herman.
“I’m excited to move back up to the middleweight and to start dominating the division,” said Shields. “There’s a ton of talented fighters at 185. Ed Herman is one of them, he’s a tough opponent who’s proven himself, but I want to be the best and I want to beat them all starting with Herman.”
Jake Shields (27-6) is one of the most accomplished submission fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts. He has competed all over the world, and has faced some of the best fighters MMA has to offer. Through his career, Shields has taken on some of the best athletes in the word including Hayato Sakurai, Kazuo Misaki, Yushin Okami, Carlos Condit, Mike Pyle, Paul Daley, Robbie Lawler, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Dan Henderson, Martin Kampmann, Jake Ellenberger, Georges St-Pierre, and most recently Akiyama. He has also captured several titles during his career, including the EliteXC Welterweight Championship, as well as the Strikeforce 185-pound belt.
Shields made his debut in the UFC in October 2010 when he defeated Martin Kampmann in a split decision victory. Since then he’s competed three more times as a welterweight including a bid for the title against long-time World Champion Georges St-Pierre. Now he moves up to middleweight to make a run for the belt starting with Herman at UFC 150.
Herman (20-8), a UFC fighter since 2006, has recently returned to action after recovering from a knee injury and surgery. Since then, he’s won three times in the Octagon, taking out Clifford Starks and Kyle Noke and an impressive TKO win over Tim Credeur.
Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman, as part of UFC 150, will take place from the Pepsi Center in Denver. UFC 150 will be seen live in North America on Pay-Per-View, and around the world on various networks Saturday, August 11.Tags: featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news, UFC on FOX, UFC on FOX 2, ufc on fox 3, UFC on Fuel, UFC on FX