89.2
TKO (Punches)
3:10
      Ray Cooper destroyed Shields 3 months ago with a 2nd round TKO stoppage, so here we are, with a random rematch for Shields, that I don't think anyone was really asking for. Cooper came out swinging, Shields tried to pull guard, and then they reset 90 seconds into the round. Cooper unloaded with some big punches again, Shields tried to pull guard again, Cooper continued to beat the shit out of him with some big punches on the ground, Shields worked his way back to his feet 3 minutes into the round, Cooper continued to explode with big punches, he dropped him with a big right hand, unloaded with brutal punches on the ground, and the fight was stopped. That was another fantastic finish by Ray Cooper III. This guy is probably my favorite fighter in the PFL at this point. Jake Shields on the other hand, seems to be falling apart.
87.0
Decision
15:00
      In the first round, Jake Shields pressed Terrado against the fence, clinched, held him there for a while, and then dumped him to the ground halfway through the round, securing full mount. Shields worked some minor ground & pound, but didn't really do any damage. Terrado threw some big punches to start the second round, and then Shields ducked down, and took him to the ground again, and then spent the rest of the round just holding Terrado down, while peppering him with short punches. Shileds tried to take Terrado down in the third round, but failed, so Terrado beat the shit out of him with some big punches, while Shields just kind of flailed around. Round three clearly goes to Terrado, but the fight is a clear 29-28 unanimous decision victory for Jake Shields.
90.2
TKO (Punches)
7:09
      These guys traded a few strikes, Shields looked hurt, so he kind of pulled guard, and Cooper just pinned him. Cooper opened a cut above Shields' right eye early in the round, and from that point forward, Shields was 100% defense. They stood up, and Cooper unloaded on Shields, and chased him across the cage, while blasting him with big shots. Cooper dropped Shields again with 2 minutes left in the round, they stood back up, and Shields shot for another terrible takedown, which Cooper stuffed with ease. Shields landed a few nice knees from the clinch, and then Cooper took down Shields again with a minute left in the round. Round one clearly goes to Ray Cooper.
     Cooper dropped Shields early in the second round, and beat him up while standing above him, and Shields just laid there on the ground, basically taking a nap. They stood back up 90 seconds into the round, Cooper dropped Shields with some brutal shots, Shields curled up in a ball, and Cooper unloaded on him, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Ray Cooper III is a fucking beast! I've never even heard of this guy. I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on him after this one though.
86.1
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded some sloppy strikes, and then Shields took down Davis one minute into the round, sort of took his back, Davis spun around, and Shields settled into full mount. Shields worked some light ground & pound, Davis gave up his back, Shields locked on a rear-naked choke 2 minutes into the round, and Davis fought his hands to try to defend, doing a decent job for a little while. Davis spun around again, and Shields secured full mount again, halfway through the round. Shields worked some light ground & pound, Davis just covered his head and laid there, and Shields continued to pound on him, while trying to dig for another choke. That was a clear round in the books for Jake Shields.
     The second round was more of the same, with Shields taking down Davis, taking his back, grinding the shit out of him, transitioning between back control & full mount, while he continued to work his weak ass ground & pound. Davis is getting dominated here, but Shields looks like he has ZERO power behind his punches. The final round was more of the same, with Shields taking down Davis, beating him up for the duration of the round, doing almost zero damage overall, leading to the clear 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Jake Shields.
88.2
Decision
25:00
      Fitch took down Shields early in the first round, and beat him up for a little while, but Shields slapped on a guillotine choke, just to let him know that he has a ground game. It didn't matter though, because Fitch pulled his head free, and continued to grind all over Shields with short punches, and superior wrestling skills. The referee stood them up with 90 seconds left in the round, and Shields threw a lot of tired looking kicks, causing Fitch to clinch again, pressing Shields against the fence until the end of the round. That was boring, but round one goes to Fitch.
     Shields took down Fitch early in the second round, but he couldn't hold him down at all, so he just pressed him against the fence in the clinch. Shields finally took Fitch down again, and mounted him, and then spent some time working to take back control. Shields locked on the body triangle with 30 seconds left in the round, but Fitch was able to defend until the end of the round. I have this fight all tied up going into the third round.
     Shields shot for an early takedown in the third round, but Fitch easily stuffed the shot. Shields shot again, and Fitch stuffed it again. Fitch then pressed Shields against the fence with some basic clinching, leading to another round of boring Fitch style grinding. Fitch eventually took down Shields and tied him up in an awkward position, but the crowd was getting restless, and rightfully so. These guys are both fucking boring. Fitch is ahead 2-1 going into the fourth round.
     The fourth round had Fitch on the ground again, beating up Shields with short punches inside his guard. Not much damage, just a lot of grinding & top control. Fitch is ahead 3-1 going into the final round. Fitch scored another takedown in the final round, and Shields grabbed his leg, looking for a heel hook. Fitch popped his leg free, got on top of Shields, and beat him up for the rest of the round. This fight should be a 49-46 decision for Fitch, I just hope I never have to see these guys fight each other again. All 3 judges agreed, giving Fitch the unanimous decision in a boring title defense.
91.6
Submission (Kimura)
12:02
      The first round of this fight had Shields sort of dominating Palhares on the ground, taking him down, and controlling him from various positions, but Palhares cut him with an elbow from the bottom position. The second round was all about Shields dominating Palhares on the ground again, even getting the full mount for the second half of the round. Palhares apparently raked the eyes of Shields or something, so he got a firm warning from the referee about it. Palhares also went for a leg lock finally, so that was exciting, but Shields was able to slip out. The third round was a wild brawl, with both guys looking to finish each other, and as Shields was complaining about everything Palhares did for the entire round, Palhares was eventually able to get into a wild grappling exchange with Shields, where he finished him with an ultra tight Kimura, and as usual, he held on too long after Shields tapped, so once he finally let go, Shields punched him in the face. Even though it was kind of a "fucked up" ending, I can't say that it wasn't entertaining. That was exciting as fuck, and an awesome fight while it lasted. Congrats to Palhares for being the first guy to ever submit Shields.
89.8
Submission (Neck Crank)
2:51
      Nice! Jake Shields pretty much dominated Foster, which was to be expected. The fight went straight to the ground, Shields got the full mount, he looked like he was going to go for an arm-triangle choke, but eventually ended up on Foster's back, where he just grabbed his head, and cranked on his neck, forcing Foster to submit. Really nice win for Shields, but does this really have any sort of impact on his Top 10 Ranking?
90.7
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
4:29
      Wow, that was a pretty impressive fight for Jake Shields. He got clipped early, fell to the ground, got back up, fought his way through some solid striking by Ford, eventually pressing him against the cage, Shields got him in a headlock, pulled him to the ground, got the full mount, and that's when Shields started to really dominate the fight, eventually getting on Ford's back, where he was able to lock on the rear-naked choke for the submission victory.
89.4
Decision
15:00
      As usual, the first round of this Hector Lombard fight, he was pretty crazy, landing huge punches, and throwing Shields around like a ragdoll. The second round started to slow down some, but Lombard still dominated Shields. By the time the third round started, Lombard looked tired, and Shields wasn't really doing anything noteworthy, until the end of the round, where Shields was able to lock on a guillotine choke, and hold it, until Lombard was saved by the bell. So yeah, Lombard definitely won this fight, but the first round was the only REALLY exciting part of this fight.
87.5
Decision (Split)
25:00
      This fight reminded me of the Bill Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar wrestling match at Wrestle Mania. Two of the best grapplers in MMA, "locking horns" and delivering a 25 minute stale match, mate... I was really hoping Demian Maia would DESTROY Shields in this fight, because I actually LIKE Maia, but I'm not a fan of Shields at all. After this fight though, to be honest, I don't know if I really like EITHER of these guys anymore. What a shitty main event.
87.5
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This fight was basically just a long-winded grind. Jake Shields kept clinching, and throwing weak knees to the body of Woodley. Woodley was throwing hard punches for most of the fight. In the end, Woodley probably threw harder shots, Shields threw more shots, it was a close fight, I have no idea who REALLY deserved to win. I gave the fight to Woodley, two of the judges gave it to Shields, so he wins I guess.
87.6
Decision
15:00
      Wow, speaking of boring grappling matches, like the Yushin Okami fight earlier, here we are again with another Jake Shields victory. I thought he was supposed to make an impression in his 185 pound UFC debut!?! This was a really close fight, and I was cheering for Herman for most of the fight, but I'm not surprised the decision went to Shields. I AM however, surprised that two of the judges gave all 3 rounds to Shields. The first round should have gone to Herman in my opinion, but who cares, boring fight.
90.5
Decision
15:00
      Dangit! I don't like Jake Shields, so I was really pulling for Akiyama during this fight. I honestly thought he did a solid job, defending against 99.9% of Jake Shield's takedown attempts, and he even threw him onto the ground with 3-4 excellent Judo throws. Shields though, kept peppering him with light punches, and was clearly the more active fighter, and then once the third round came, Shields finally took him down, and got on his back, and nearly choked him out. So Jake Shields deserved the unanimous decision victory, but I'm sad that Akiyama wasn't more active.
92.1
TKO (Knee & Punches)
0:53
      YEAH! I have sort of mixed feelings here... I've never liked Jake Shields, so I'm OVERJOYED by the fact that Jake Ellenberger took him out in under a minute, with a BRUTAL knee, followed by some HUGE SUPER FAST punches on the ground, Shields had no idea where he was, he was off in La La Land. Jake Ellenberger is a BEAST, and he climbs up the ladder to a possible #1 contender slot, maybe? Oh, the mixed feelings part was about Jake Shields' dad died 3 weeks ago. So yeah, that's fucked up, and it has to be a horrible feeling getting stopped for the first time, during that kind of string of negativity. But yeah, great fight overall.
88.5
Decision
25:00
      Well, GSP goes another 25 minutes with a guy he probably should have been able to finish. He got hurt in the 2nd round (I think he got poked in the eye while trying to take Shields to the ground, but nobody mentioned that during the broadcast), and he wasn't able to see out of his left eye at all for the last 3 rounds of the fight. In the end, I gave 3 rounds to GSP, and the last two rounds to Shields, and it was mostly just a long drawn out, somewhat boring, boxing match. Congrats to GSP for retaining his title, but I'm starting to lose interest in his fights at this point (especially since I've NEVER been interested in watching Jake Shields fight).
89.3
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Well, Jake Shields makes his triumphant UFC debut, taking out one of the top contenders, in Martin Kampmann. Jake Shields spent the entire fight trying to takedown Kampmann, and Kampmann spent the entire fight trying to defend the takedown. I gave the first two rounds to Shields, the last round to Kampmann, and the judges more or less agreed with me, and gave the fight to Shields. I've never liked Shields, and I think it's lame that he came into this fight with ZERO cardio, but whatever... I guess he gets a title shot now? Whatever...
90.6
Decision
25:00
      Henderson rocked Shields several times in the first round with massive power punches, and brutal ground & pound. Shields straight up got his ass kicked in that first round. The next 20 minutes consisted of Jake Shields mounting Henderson, and dominating him with ground & pound, and random submission attempts. Really strong performance by Jake Shields, solidifying his position near the top of the Middleweight division.
90.4
Decision
25:00
      This fight was a really wild grappling match, with both guys showing outstanding grappling offense & defense for 25 minutes. The first round I scored as a draw, as Shields dominated Miller for the first half of the round, and then Miller slammed Shields a couple of times, evening out the score. The second round I thought Shields took the fight to Miller, schooling him with his Jiu-Jitsu. The third round, Miller nearly finished Shields with a rear-naked choke, but Shields was saved by the bell. The fourth round goes to Shields, even though Miller beat him up on the feet for a little bit, but Shields took him down a couple of times, and dominated him on the ground. The fifth round was all Shields, as he dominated Miller on the ground again for the entire round, leading to a unanimous decision victory, for the new Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Jake Shields.
90.0
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
2:02
      Oh shit... Lawler came out throwing big overhand punches, and it looked like he was making Shields really nervous. I think I had Lawler winning the first 2 minutes, with his punches, and solid takedown defense. Out of nowhere, Shields got the clinch, locked on a guillotine, jumped in in the air, pulling Lawler to the ground with it, and he finished the fight via submission about halfway through the first round. Pretty awesome win for Jake Shields.
90.8
Submission (Armbar)
8:47
      Jake Shields is one of the few Top 10 Welterweights not inside the UFC, but I'm still not a huge fan of his at all. Paul Daley is a really solid striker, and usually fun to watch, but again, I'm not a huge fan. I didn't really care one way or the other which guy won this fight, and with that being said, Shields wins via submission. Paul Daley had the better striking, Shields had the better wrestling & submission skills, leading to the armbar victory in the second round by Jake Shields. Nice first defense for his Welterweight belt.
90.6
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
1:03
      Going into this fight, Nick Thompson was on a 12-Fight winning streak, making a name for himself in Bodog & Sengoku. I thought this would be a fairly competitive fight, but Shields took him down immediately, went directly into the full mount, rode Thompson like a bull for about a minute, and then locked on a full mount guillotine choke, forcing Thompson to submit in just over one minute of the first round, earning Jake Shields the EliteXC Welterweight Championship! HUGE win for Jake Shields.
90.5
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
3:39
      I would have to say that these are two of the best fighters outside of the UFC, at 170 pounds. Both guys are decent strikers, with insane grappling skills, so I was really looking forward to this fight, going into it. Pyle landed a great knee early in the fight, as Shields was shooting for a takedown, but he wasn't able to capitalize on it, since Shields took him down, while he regained his composure. From that point forward, Shields was able to grind Pyle up against the cage, unitil he eventually got the full mount, causing Pyle to try to roll out of it, opening him up for the rear-naked choke submission loss to Jake Shields. Really big win for Jake Shields.
88.7
TKO (Punches and Elbows)
4:00
      Verissimo took Shields to the ground early, but Shields seemed to be able to just float back up to his feet, and then worked his clinch game, until he was able to take Verissimo back down to the ground, this time with Shields on top. After grinding out most of the first round, with some ground & pound from inside Verissimo's guard, he was able to wiggle out, getting the full mount, and then Shields opened up on him with punches & elbows, finishing the fight via TKO near the end of the first round.
86.9
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2:06
      This fight didn't last long at all. Jake Shields kicked Pariente in the leg, shot in for the takedown, struggled for a second, but was easily able to secure the takedown after a few seconds. Once they hit the ground, Shields jumped on the back of Pariente, wrestled around for a few more seconds, secured the rear-naked choke, and walked away with the first round submission victory. Good show by Jake Shields, but I still have no idea who Ido Pariente is.
86.7
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
1:29
     Jake Shields shot in, and secured the takedown early in the fight. He eventually got the mount, and continued to grapple the shit out of Steinbeiss. When Steinbeiss tried to get out from under Shields, Shields locked on a guillotine choke, and finished the fight via submission at 1:29 of the first round. Nice win for Jake Shields.