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Robert Rousseau

Jake Shields Signs With The UFC - Will Compete As a Welterweight

By July 16, 2010

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Jake Shields has defeated a bunch of former UFC fighters during his career, including Dan Henderson, Jason Miller, Robbie Lawler, Renato Verissimo, and more.  Well, now he's going to get the chance to beat some current UFC fighters, as the UFC has signed him.  According to GracieFighter.com, he will compete in the organization's welterweight division.

This is very exciting news in the world of MMA.  Shields is an absolute top notch grappler, the kind of guy that can both control and submit people.  Further, he always comes to fight in great shape and has a jaw of granite (see the Henderson fight).  Word is that his first fight will be against a contender.

Looking forward to finding out which one.

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