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Top 5 Wins of Jake Shields’ Career

In less than a week UFC welterweight Jake Shields will head into hostile territory in hopes of taking out fellow submission-specialist Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 29. Though Maia is a gifted grappler and the Brazilian crowd will be heavily biased in his favor, fans shouldn’t expect Shields to be fazed in the least bit based on the number of marquee match-ups he’s encountered in his career. And, as his record shows, the former Strikeforce champion tends to come out on top more often than not regardless of the situation. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)

  • Screenplaya says:

    I love “best 5 wins” lists when the majority of the fight outcomes were heavily disputed (sarcasm). If a fighter’s best wins feature a high degree of in-question outcomes, maybe the fighter isn’t really that great.

    Jake is a one-dimensional plodder, as the evidence suggests. Yawn.

  • MCM says:

    and the two that weren’t heavily contested happened 7 and 11 years ago!!! I don’t have the hate-on for shields some guys do, but this list is a stretch.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Honestly, I started to come to the same conclusion as I produced it. Lots of lackluster decisions against good competition. Won’t be surprised if he picks up another next week.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Not getting beat by these guys is still huge. I even thought woodly would out grapple him then ko him.

  • stone says:

    Yep…I’m with Gunner…yeah they might have not been the most exciting fights but to be able to say “i’ve beat Kampmann, Condit, Okami & Hendo” is something plenty of fighters would sell their soul to say

  • MCM says:

    He can’t HONESTLY say he beat Kampamann.
    And Condit and Okami (who should have been on the list ahead of Woodley and Sakurai) were good wins but they were literally 7 years ago. His next biggest win was Hendo 4 years latter. I’m not saying Shields wasn’t a legit top 5er when he entered the UFC, but he’s fallen a long way down since then, and quoting wins that happened when Chuck Liddell ruled the UFC still seems like a stretch.


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