Shields’ showdown with Condit went down more than five years after making his professional debut and wasn’t a work of art by any means. However, what makes the victory especially notable is not just the fact he was able to outpoint a gamer like Condit but the instance of success came hours after Shields had brought home a decision nod against Yushin Okami. To beat opponents with the skill-level of Condit and Okami is impressive in itself. To do so on the same night is downright amazing!
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)
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