UFC 171’s Jake Shields Believes He’s On Cusp Of Title-Shot

UFC 171’s Jake Shields Believes He’s On Cusp Of Title-Shot

Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields believes his body of work will be enough to push him towards another shot at the UFC welterweight title – if he can finish Hector Lombard.

The two meet next Saturday night from Dallas at UFC 171.

Shields (29-6-1) is unbeaten in his four fights, winning three and having one other victory changed to a no-contest after a failed post-fight drug test.

“I’m on a good win streak right now and I want to go out there (and) put Hector away,” said Shields, during a recent interview on MMAjunkie.com Radio. “I would be the first guy to do it and (hopefully) get a title shot.”

Lombard (33-4-1) finished Nate Marquardt last October, and as Shields stated, all four of his losses have come via decision – including two split decision losses inside the Octagon.

“I want to take him down (and) go for a submission,” he said. “I think if I can finish him, I can probably get a title shot.”

A new welterweight champion will be crowned that night, as Johny Hendricks squares off with Robbie Lawler in the main event. Two more 170-pound contenders, Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley, are slated for the co-main that evening.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    He’s not wrong, I know a lot of people don’t like Shield’s type of fighting (I don’t think they hate the man himself), but if a fighter is on a win streak he should definitely be put towards the top for a title fight. Especially since the UFC has been showing this whole get a title fight coming off a loss or being 1-1 trend here lately.

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