Jake Shields

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Jake Shields
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Shields in 2010
BornJake Sequoyah Shields
(1979-01-09) January 9, 1979 (age 44)
Mountain Ranch, California, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofSan Francisco, California, U.S.
WrestlingNCAA Division II Wrestling
Years active1999–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission12
By decision18
By knockout4
By submission1
By decision6
No contests1
Other information
UniversitySan Francisco State University
Notable school(s)
Websitewww.jakeshields.com Edit this at Wikidata
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Last updated on: May 1, 2011
Jake Shields
Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's Submission Wrestling
ADCC World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Abu Dhabi -77kg [1]
Pan American Championships (BJJ)
Gold medal – first place 2005 California, USA -82kg   [2]

Jake Sequoyah Shields[3] (born January 9, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist and submission grappler.[4] He was the last Rumble on the Rock Welterweight Champion, the only Elite XC Welterweight Champion, a former Shooto Welterweight Champion and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. He also fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) challenging Georges St. Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship.

He has trained extensively with Fairtex SF and Cesar Gracie and is a member of the "Skrap Pack," which includes fellow Cesar Gracie students Dave Terrell, Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, and Gilbert Melendez. After his loss to Akira Kikuchi he won 15 consecutive fights over six years, until his loss to UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre. He describes his style as American Jiu-jitsu.[5]

Early life[edit]

Shields was raised near Mountain Ranch, California, in the Sierra Nevada. He was home schooled up to junior high. He and his two older brothers grew up at the end of a dirt road on the rim of the Jesus Maria Canyon. Their nearest friends were a 45-minute hike down one side of the canyon and up the other. Their activities included mountain biking, wild caving, snowboarding, clearing brush, bucking firewood, climbing mountains, exploring the high country, and wrestling.

Shields began amateur wrestling at age nine. He has competed in over 601 folkstyle, freestyle, and submission wrestling matches. Shields was a four-year varsity wrestler and state qualifier at Calaveras High School, finished 2nd place at the Amateur Athletic Union National Freestyle Championships, qualified for U.S. / FILA Nationals & World Team Trials in both the junior & university men's divisions. He is also a two-time junior college All-American wrestler from Cuesta College, placing 4th in the California JC state tournament in the 177-pound (80 kg) weight class in 1997 and 3rd in the 197-pound (89 kg) weight class a year later. In September 1999, Shields began his MMA training by joining Chuck Liddell's SLO Kickboxing Academy. Within a few weeks he fought his first fight, filling in for an injured teammate at 185 pounds (84 kg). Shields fought five fights at 185 lbs "for fun, to stay in shape and learn some self defense". In 2001, Shields decided he wanted to make a career of mixed martial arts and began fighting at his natural weight of 170 pounds (77 kg).

In the summer of 2001, Shields received a wrestling scholarship to San Francisco State University. At that time he began training with the Cesar Gracie Fight Team, resulting in a dramatic improvement of the jiu jitsu variety. He is a three-time Grapplers Quest Advance Champion, Pan American Championships Jiu Jitsu Champion, Pan Am Open Advance Submission Champion, Gracie Open Superfight Champion and finished 3rd place at the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in 2005. His victory at the Pan American Championships (which requires wearing a uniform) as a purple belt is notable because Jake Shields claims he has trained "about four hours with the gi in [his] life,"[6] and the Pan Americans is one of the largest Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions in the world. He continued to improve on the kickboxing skills he picked up with Chuck Liddell, by cross-training with the professional Muay Thai kickboxing team at the Fairtex Combat Academy, training with Muay Thai Champions Jongsanan Fairtex and Alex Gong. He was awarded the rank of black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by Cesar Gracie in February 2007.

Shields was the head instructor of BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) and MMA at the Fairtex-Gracie affiliate in San Francisco from March 2002 until April 2008.

Shields has developed a style of fighting called "American Jiu-Jitsu," which he has tattooed on his forearm.[6] Shields's American Jiu-Jitsu is a no-gi style of grappling for MMA and self-defense is a complete combat art that combines the relaxed and ready position and submission techniques of Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the explosive takedowns, throws and transitions of wrestling.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Shields is best known for his 15-fight winning streak, finishing eight of his eleven opponents before being defeated by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in a hard-fought five round battle at UFC 129. Shields has captured the Shooto World Mixed Martial Arts Championship and the Rumble on the Rock World Championship. He submitted Nick Thompson via guillotine choke in a bout for the Elite XC Welterweight Championship.

At Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields he fought EliteXC's last middleweight champion and former two-time ICON Sport middleweight champion at a catchweight of 182 pounds (83 kg). Lawler took the center of the cage and looked comfortable on his feet. Robbie Lawler said in the post fight interview, "His striking was good. He threw a lot of kicks. He worked. He threw hands and wasn't shying away from standup, that's for sure." Two minutes into the first round, Shields pounced and secured a guillotine choke to finish his opponent via submission at 2:02 of the first round.[7]

At Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers he fought Jason 'Mayhem' Miller for the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship after Cung Le stepped down as champion to pursue his acting career. Shields defeated Miller via unanimous decision (48–47, 49–46, and 49–46).

Shields successfully defended his title, defeating former Pride World Welterweight and Pride Middleweight Champion Dan Henderson via unanimous decision on April 17, 2010, at Strikeforce: Nashville.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Shields was spotted and shown on camera next to UFC President Dana White at the WEC 48 PPV. With Dana White saying, "He's mine!" and his arm around Shields, this fueled rumors of Shields signing with the UFC. Jake Shields stated in an interview that it was tough for Strikeforce to provide him with exciting fights and this would be a key aspect in his decision to stay or leave. Dana White also stated in this interview he would be willing to pay huge sums to strip away one of Strikeforce's champions.[9] This has further fueled speculation that Shields would leave Strikeforce for the UFC.

On June 30, Strikeforce released Shields from the organization during his contract renegotiation period. Shields then entered into talks with the UFC,[10] with his manager and father, Jack Shields, stating that his son was eager to fight against top UFC fighters, such as Anderson Silva.[11] In July 2010, it was reported that Shields was close to signing a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to compete in the promotion's Welterweight division.[12]

Shields made his UFC debut against Martin Kampmann on October 23, 2010, at UFC 121.[13] Prior to Shields's UFC debut, Dana White stated that, if Shields defeated Martin Kampmann, he was most likely next in line for an opportunity to compete for the UFC Welterweight Championship.[14] After Shields defeated Kampmann via split decision, White confirmed that Shields would receive a title shot against the winner of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck fight at UFC 124.[15]

Georges St-Pierre won his UFC 124 bout against Josh Koscheck. Shields fought St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship on April 30, 2011, at UFC 129 in Toronto. Shields lost via unanimous decision.[16] This was Shields's first loss in over 6 years.

Shields faced Jake Ellenberger on September 17, 2011, at UFC Fight Night 25, losing via first-round TKO.[17] This was the first time Shields has been finished in over ten years.

Shields faced Yoshihiro Akiyama on February 26, 2012, at UFC 144, winning via unanimous decision.[18]

Shields returned to the middleweight division and faced Ed Herman on August 11, 2012, at UFC 150.[19] He won the bout via unanimous decision. However, on October 12, 2012, it was announced that Jake Shields had failed his drug test at UFC 150 and he was subsequently fined and suspended.[20] The result of the fight was overturned to a No Contest.[21] In January 2015 Shields said the failed test was due to a banned diuretic.[22]

Shields faced Tyron Woodley in a welterweight bout on June 15, 2013, at UFC 161.[23] The bout was contested on the feet for nearly its entirety in a largely uneventful fight where neither fighter was able to deliver any significant offense. Shields defeated Woodley via split decision.[24]

Shields next faced Demian Maia on October 9, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 29.[25] As expected, the contest between the two decorated jiu jitsu practitioners took place mostly on the ground, and Shields won via split decision.[26]

Shields fought Héctor Lombard on March 15, 2014, at UFC 171. Shields lost the fight via unanimous decision.

On April 6, 2014, it was announced that Shields was released from the promotion.[27]

After his release from the UFC, the outspoken and often candid president of the organization, Dana White, had this to say about Shields:

"We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I'd be lying if I said it didn't. But that wasn't the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him. Mixed martial arts is a young man's game. I like Jake Shields a lot. But let's be honest here: Where was he going in this [welterweight] division of animals we have? He's on the downswing, and he's never going to be the guy. His stand-up never improved. He hasn't really shown anything in his last couple of fights to make you go, 'Holy [expletive].' Right now, at this point, he's just another guy."[28]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

In April 2014, Shields signed a multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting.[29] Shields was expected to compete at WSOF 11 on July 5, 2014, against Jon Fitch. However, Shields was forced out of the bout due to a shoulder injury.[30]

Shields made his debut for World Series of Fighting at WSOF 14 on October 11, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada against WSOF Canadian Welterweight Champion Ryan Ford.[31] He won the fight via submission in the first round.

In his second fight for the promotion, Shields faced Brian Foster in the main event at WSOF 17 on January 17, 2015. He again won the fight via submission in the first round.

Shields faced Rousimar Palhares on August 1, 2015, at WSOF 22.[32] He lost the fight by submission due to a kimura, marking his first loss by submission. This wasn't without controversy as Palhares repeatedly eye gouged Shields after several warnings from the ref, Palhares also held onto the submission well after Shields had tapped.[33] In response, Shields punched Palhares in the face after the fight was over, and attempted a kick which the referee blocked. Both Shields and Palhares were temporarily suspended by the NSAC after the fight.

Shields was lined up to face Jon Fitch for the vacant WSOF welterweight championship at WSOF 30 on April 1, 2016. Though they have never competed together in an MMA contest, Shields holds a victory over Fitch in a submission grappling match. However, the match was later canceled due to contract issues between Shields and the company.

On September 13, 2016, it was announced that Shields would challenge for the WSOF Welterweight Championship against Jon Fitch on November 12, 2016, at WSOF 34.[34] On October 17, 2016, it was announced that the fight was then rescheduled to take place on December 31, 2016, in the co-main event.[35] Shields lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Professional Fighters League[edit]

Shields made his PFL debut at PFL Everett on July 29, 2017, against Danny Davis Jr. He won the bout via unanimous decision.[36]

On July 5, 2018, Shields made his PFL season debut at PFL 3 losing to Ray Cooper III via technical knockout in the second round.[37]

On August 16, 2018, Shields defeated Herman Terrado at PFL 6 via unanimous decision advancing to the playoffs.[38]

On October 20, 2018, Shields faced Ray Cooper III in a rematch at PFL 10.[39] He lost the fight via technical knockout in the first round to advance to the semifinals of the playoffs.[40]

Grappling events[edit]

On November 22, 2014, Shields fought Roberto Satoshi in a grappling match in Metamoris V. The fight ended in a draw.

On April 2, 2016, Shields then fought AJ Agazarm at Polaris 3. The match was controversial as it was plagued with eye gouges and strikes coming from both fighters.[41] At one point in the match Shields slapped Agazarm while both men were standing.[41] The fight ended in the draw.[42]

Shields defeated Diego Sanchez in a grappling match at High Rollerz 4 on February 5, 2020.[43]

Personal life[edit]

Shields has a daughter, born December 2000, and is a single father.[44] He is a lifelong vegetarian. He appeared in both print and video ads for PETA, touting his vegetarian lifestyle.[45]

On August 29, 2011, Shields's father and manager, Jack Shields, died at the age of 67.[46] Jake is also a lifelong Liverpool F.C. supporter.[citation needed]


Comments made towards Greta Thunberg

On December 28, 2022, following an online altercation between climate activist Greta Thunberg and men's rights activist and influencer Andrew Tate, Shields suggested that Tate should give Thunberg a 'proper smashing' so that she abandons her 'crazy feminest/climate nonese' [sic].[47] Shields's comments were widely criticised as being derogatory and misogynistic.[48]

Television and film[edit]

Jake Shields stars in and co-produced Fight Life, an award-winning documentary on the sport of MMA, the film is directed by James Z. Feng and released in 2013.[49] Shields appeared in three episodes of Bully Beatdown on MTV and MTV2 on April 12, 2009,[50] a different episode on September 10,[51] and again in an MTV.com-exclusive episode.[citation needed] Shields also served as a grappling coach for Chuck Liddell on The Ultimate Fighter 11,[52] and appeared on the Animal Planet channel for episodes of Wild Recon and Venom in Vegas.[53]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Amateur wrestling[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Submission grappling[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
46 matches 33 wins 11 losses
By knockout 3 4
By submission 12 1
By decision 18 6
Draws 1
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 33–11–1 (1) Ray Cooper III TKO (punches) PFL 10 October 20, 2018 1 3:10 Washington, D.C., U.S. 2018 PFL Welterweight Quarterfinal bout
Win 33–10–1 (1) Herman Terrado Decision (unanimous) PFL 6 August 16, 2018 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
Loss 32–10–1 (1) Ray Cooper III TKO (punches) PFL 3 July 5, 2018 2 2:09 Washington, D.C., U.S.
Win 32–9–1 (1) Danny Davis Jr. Decision (unanimous) PFL: Everett July 29, 2017 3 5:00 Everett, Washington, U.S.
Loss 31–9–1 (1) Jon Fitch Decision (unanimous) WSOF 34 December 31, 2016 5 5:00 New York City, U.S. For the WSOF Welterweight Championship.
Loss 31–8–1 (1) Rousimar Palhares Submission (kimura) WSOF 22 August 1, 2015 3 2:02 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. For the WSOF Welterweight Championship.
Win 31–7–1 (1) Brian Foster Submission (neck crank) WSOF 17 January 17, 2015 1 2:51 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Win 30–7–1 (1) Ryan Ford Submission (rear-naked choke) WSOF 14 October 11, 2014 1 4:29 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 29–7–1 (1) Héctor Lombard Decision (unanimous) UFC 171 March 15, 2014 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Win 29–6–1 (1) Demian Maia Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields October 9, 2013 5 5:00 Barueri, Brazil
Win 28–6–1 (1) Tyron Woodley Decision (split) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 3 5:00 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
NC 27–6–1 (1) Ed Herman NC (overturned) UFC 150 August 11, 2012 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, U.S. Middleweight bout. Unanimous decision win for Shields; overturned after he failed his drug test. Shields claims it was a diuretic (for unknown reasons, the Colorado Athletic Commission wouldn't disclose what he tested positive for).
Win 27–6–1 Yoshihiro Akiyama Decision (unanimous) UFC 144 February 26, 2012 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 26–6–1 Jake Ellenberger TKO (knee and punches) UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger September 17, 2011 1 0:53 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Loss 26–5–1 Georges St-Pierre Decision (unanimous) UFC 129 April 30, 2011 5 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada For the UFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 26–4–1 Martin Kampmann Decision (split) UFC 121 October 23, 2010 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, U.S. Return to Welterweight.
Win 25–4–1 Dan Henderson Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Nashville April 17, 2010 5 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Defended the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship. Later vacated title.
Win 24–4–1 Jason Miller Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers November 7, 2009 5 5:00 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, U.S. Won the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship.
Win 23–4–1 Robbie Lawler Submission (guillotine choke) Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields June 6, 2009 1 2:02 St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Middleweight debut.
Win 22–4–1 Paul Daley Submission (armbar) EliteXC: Heat October 4, 2008 2 3:47 Sunrise, Florida, U.S. Defended the EliteXC Welterweight Championship. Later vacated title.
Win 21–4–1 Nick Thompson Submission (guillotine choke) EliteXC: Unfinished Business July 26, 2008 1 1:03 Stockton, California, U.S. Won the inaugural EliteXC Welterweight Championship.
Win 20–4–1 Mike Pyle Submission (rear-naked choke) EliteXC: Renegade November 10, 2007 1 3:39 Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
Win 19–4–1 Renato Verissimo TKO (punches and elbows) EliteXC: Uprising September 15, 2007 1 4:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. 175 lb catchweight bout.
Win 18–4–1 Ido Pariente Submission (rear-naked choke) Dynamite!! USA June 2, 2007 1 2:06 Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Win 17–4–1 Ray Steinbeiss Submission (guillotine choke) Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat February 18, 2007 1 1:29 San José, Costa Rica
Win 16–4–1 Steve Berger TKO (punches) FCP: Malice at Cow Palace September 9, 2006 2 1:36 San Francisco, California, U.S.
Win 15–4–1 Carlos Condit Decision (unanimous) Rumble on the Rock 9 April 21, 2006 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Won the Rumble on the Rock Welterweight Tournament.
Win 14–4–1 Yushin Okami Decision (majority) Rumble on the Rock 9 April 21, 2006 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Win 13–4–1 Dave Menne Decision (unanimous) Rumble on the Rock 8 January 20, 2006 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Win 12–4–1 Toby Imada Decision (unanimous) Kage Kombat November 12, 2005 3 5:00 California, U.S.
Loss 11–4–1 Akira Kikuchi Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Year End Show 2004 December 14, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Lost the Shooto Welterweight Championship.
Win 11–3–1 Ray Cooper Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Hawaii: Soljah Fight Night July 9, 2004 1 3:29 Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Won the vacant Shooto Welterweight Championship.
Draw 10–3–1 Kazuo Misaki Draw Pancrase - Hybrid 10 November 30, 2003 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–3 Akira Kikuchi Decision (unanimous) Shooto - 8/10 in Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium August 10, 2003 3 5:00 Kanagawa, Japan
Win 9–3 Milton Vieira Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Midwest Fighting May 21, 2003 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, U.S.
Win 8–3 Hayato Sakurai Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Year End Show 2002 December 14, 2002 3 5:00 Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Loss 7–3 Ray Cooper Decision (majority) Warriors Quest 6: Best of the Best August 3, 2002 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Win 7–2 Robert Ferguson Decision (unanimous) GC 7: Casualties of War November 4, 2001 2 5:00 Colusa, California, U.S.
Win 6–2 Jeremy Jackson Submission (rear-naked choke) GC 6: Caged Beasts September 9, 2001 1 2:03 Colusa, California, U.S.
Win 5–2 Tracy Hess Decision (unanimous) GC 3: Showdown at Soboba April 7, 2001 2 5:00 Friant, California, U.S.
Win 4–2 Randy Velarde Submission (rear-naked choke) GC 2: Collision at Colusa February 18, 2001 2 3:19 Colusa, California, U.S.
Loss 3–2 Phillip Miller Decision (unanimous) IFC: Warriors Challenge 9 July 18, 2000 2 8:00 Friant, California, U.S.
Win 3–1 Shannon Ritch Submission (arm-triangle choke) Best of the Best May 4, 2000 1 2:45 Tempe, Arizona, U.S.
Loss 2–1 Marty Armendarez TKO (punches) IFC: Warriors Challenge 6 March 25, 2000 1 7:34 Friant, California, U.S.
Win 2–0 Brian Warren Decision (unanimous) CFF: The Cobra Challenge 1999 December 11, 1999 1 10:00 Anza, California, U.S.
Win 1–0 Paul Harrison TKO (punches) CFF: The Cobra Qualifier 1999 October 23, 1999 1 3:22 Anza, California, U.S.

Submission grappling record[edit]

32 Matches, 17 Wins (4 Submissions), 11 Losses (5 Submissions), 4 Draws
Result Rec. Opponent Method Event Division Date Location
Loss 17–11–4 Brazil Renato Canuto Submission (flying armbar) Third Coast Grappling 8 -85 kg October 23, 2021 Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Win 17–10–4 United States Patrick Downey Decision
Win 16–10–4 United States Eric Alequin Decision (tech fall)
Loss 15–10–4 United States Brent Primus Submission (armbar) Submission Underground 14 Superfight May 31, 2020 Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Loss 15–9–4 United States Richie Martinez Submission (armbar) Submission Underground 11 Superfight February 23, 2020 Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Loss 15–8–4 Brazil Gilbert Burns Decision Quintet Ultra Absolute December 12, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Draw 15–7–4 Brazil Glover Teixeira Draw
Win 15–7–3 United States Cub Swanson Injury
Win 14–7–3 United States Mark Muñoz Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Loss 13–7–3 Brazil Romulo Barral Referee decision Third Coast Grappling 3 Superfight December 7, 2019 Houston, Texas, U.S.
Win 13–6–3 United States Austin Vanderford Quickest Escape Submission Underground 8 Superfight May 12, 2019 Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Loss 12–6–3 United States Rafael Lovato Jr. Decision (unanimous) Polaris 9 Superfight March 15, 2019 London, England
Win 12–5–3 United States Ron Keslar Decision (unanimous) Fight 2 Win 98 Superfight - Won FTW Middleweight Championship January 19, 2019 San Jose, California, U.S.
Loss 11–5–3 Australia Craig Jones Submission (heel hook) Polaris 6 Superfight February 17, 2018 London, England
Win 11–4–3 Australia Kit Dale Referee Decision Fight to Win Pro 26 Superfight February 10, 2018 Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Win 10–4–3 Brazil Gilbert Burns Quickest Escape Submission Underground 6 Superfight December 3, 2017 Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Win 9–4–3 Brazil Murilo Santana Referee Decision Fight to Win Pro 51 Superfight October 21, 2017 Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Loss 8–4–3 Russia Abdurakhman Bilarov Points ADCC World Championship –79 kg September 23, 2017 Espoo, Finland
Win 8–3–3 United Kingdom Dan Strauss Decision (unanimous) Polaris 5 Superfight August 19, 2017 London, England
Win 7–3–3 United States Dillon Danis Quickest Escape[55] Submission Underground 4 Superfight May 14, 2017 Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Win 6–3–3 Brazil Lyoto Machida Submission (heel hook) Fight to Win Pro Superfight August 13, 2016 Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Win 5–3–3 United States Chris Lytle Quickest Escape Submission Underground Superfight July 17, 2016 Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Draw 4–3–3 United States AJ Agazarm Draw Polaris 3 Superfight April 2, 2016 Poole, England
Draw 4–3–2 Brazil Roberto de Souza Draw Metamoris 5 Superfight November 22, 2014 Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Draw 4–2–1 Brazil Leandro Lo Draw World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Superfight November 10, 2013 Long Beach, California, U.S.
Loss 4–3 Brazil Marcelo Garcia Submission (guillotine choke) PSL X-Mission Superfight November 17, 2006 Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Loss 4–2 Brazil Saulo Ribeiro Points LA Sub X Superfight May 26, 2006 Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Win 4–1 United States Jon Fitch Submission (rear-naked choke) Gracie Open Superfight 2005 San Francisco, California, U.S.
Win 3–1 Brazil Leonardo Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) ADCC World Championship –77 kg May 28, 2005 Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Loss 2–1 Brazil Pablo Popovitch Points
Win 2–0 United States Cameron Earle Points
Win 1–0 United States Diego Sanchez Points

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Title last held by
Cung Le
3rd Strikeforce Middleweight Champion
November 7, 2009 – July 1, 2010
Shields signed with the UFC
Title next held by
Ronaldo Souza
New championship 1st EliteXC Welterweight Champion
July 26, 2008 – October 20, 2008
Title last held by
Anderson Silva
6th Shooto Middleweight Champion
July 9, 2004 – December 14, 2004
Succeeded by