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Shields Beats Kampmann at UFC 121

Written on October 25, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Jake Shields, the new member of UFC, graced his way to the promotion after beating Martin Kampmann via split decision. Read on to get a glimpse of the match -- in case you missed the fun last Saturday.

Jake Shields finally made his UFC debut, escaping a tough spilt decision win over Martin Kampmann at UFC 121. Just 30 seconds into the first round, Shields got Kampmann on the ground and brought his opponent into the world of hurt. But Kampmann managed to stay composed and got back to his feet. However, he was not able to do much in the stand-up.

It was in the second round that Kampmann landed a huge knee to the former EliteXC welterweight champ. But Shields got up relentlessly and took him into side control. However, Kampmann was better this time, and was able to take his opponent off to get back to his feet. He landed a second hard knee in the second frame, which earns him to win it.

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Dana White has Big Plans for Jake Shields after UFC 121

Written on October 13, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Sorry Mr. Fitch, but it looks like UFC President Dana White has some big plans for Jake Shields -- assuming the former Strikeforce middleweight champion can get past Martin Kampmann at UFC 121 on Oct. 23 in Anaheim.

During a UFC 124 press conference in Montreal, UFC President – Dana White – brought word that Jake Shields will have a shot at a welterweight title fight if he get pass Martin Kampmann. Shields’ last bout was a unanimous decision win over Dan Henderson under the Strikeforce banner. The Cesar Gracie disciple got wobbly legs early in the first round, but was able to neutralize his opponent with his wrestling stint. After the CBS televised bout, UFC gave Shields an offer. And the fighter opted to pursue bigger and better opportunities inside the Octagon.

Jake Shields and Martin Kampmann is penciled to meet at UFC 121, together with Brock Lesnar’s title defense against Cain Velasquez. The event will take place on October 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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