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Jake Shields Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Personal Life, MMA & UFC Career

Jake Shields Biography: Jake Sequoyah Shields is a mixed martial artist and submission grappler from the United States. He was the Last Elite XC Welterweight Champion, a former Shooto Welterweight Champion, and a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.

Jake Shields Biography

Jake Shields Biography: Jake Shields was born on January 9, 1979. Shields was raised in the Sierra Nevada, near Mountain Ranch, California. He was educated at home through junior high. He and his two elder siblings grew up on the rim of the Jesus Maria Canyon at the end of a dirt road. Their closest close friends were on a 45-minute trek down one side of the canyon and up the opposite side. Mountain bicycling, wild caving, snowboarding, clearing plants, bucking firewood, ascending mountains, exploring the high country, and wrestling were among their activities.

At age nine, Shields began amateur wrestling. Over 601 folkstyle, freestyle, and submission wrestling matches have been contested by him. Shields was a four-year varsity wrestler & state qualifier at Calaveras High School.

He placed second at the Amateur Athletic Union National Freestyle Championships and qualified for the U.S. / FILA Nationals and World Team Trials in the juvenile and collegiate men’s divisions. He is also a two-time junior college All-American wrestler from Cuesta College, finishing fourth in the California JC state tournament at 177 pounds (80 kg) in 1997 and third at 197 pounds (89 kg) the following year.

Jake Shields Biography

Jake Shields Wiki

Jake Shields Biography: Jake Shields was born on January 9, 1979. Shields was raised in the Sierra Nevada, near Mountain Ranch, California.

NameJake Shields
Date Of BirthJanuary 9, 1979
Birth PlaceSummertown, Tennessee, United States
Height6ft 0inch
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$5 Million
Car CollectionN/A

Jake Shields Personal Life

Shields has a daughter and is a single father.

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What Is Jake Shields Net Worth?

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Jake Shields has a net worth of $5 million.

Jake Shields Biography

Jake Shields MMA Career

Shields is best known for his 15-fight winning string, in which he finished eight of his eleven opponents before losing to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in a five-round bout at UFC 129. Shields has won the Rumble on the Rock World Championship and the Shooto World Mixed Martial Arts Championship. He submitted Nick Thompson by guillotine choke in a bout for the Elite XC Welterweight Championship.

At Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields, he fought EliteXC’s last middleweight champion and a two-time ICON Sport middleweight champion at a catchweight of 183 pounds (83 kilograms). Lawler assumed the center of the cage and appeared relaxed on his feet. Robbie Lawler revealed in a post-match interview, “His striking was effective.”

He threw multiple kicks. He threw hands and did not shrink away from standup.” 2 minutes and two seconds into the first round, Shields pounced and secured a guillotine choke to defeat his opponent via submission.

He fought Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller for the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers after Cung Le vacated the title to pursue an acting career. Shields won by unanimous decision (48–47, 49–46, and 49–46) against Miller. On April 17, 2010, at Strikeforce: Nashville, Shields effectively defended his title by defeating former Pride World Welterweight and Pride Middleweight Champion Dan Henderson.

Jake Shields UFC Career

Shields was released from Strikeforce on June 30, 2010, during his contract renegotiation period. Jack Shields, the manager and father of Jake Shields, said his son was eager to fight against the likes of Anderson Silva and other elite UFC fighters. In July 2010, it was reported that Shields was close to securing a contract to compete in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Shields fought Demian Maia on UFC Fight Night 29 on October 9, 2013. As anticipated, most of the fight between the two experienced jiu-jitsu practitioners took place on the ground, and Shields won by divided decision. Shields fought Héctor Lombard at UFC 171 on March 15, 2014. A unanimous decision defeated Shields. On April 6, 2014, it was announced that Shields had been removed from the promotion.

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