More news from UFC camp regarding the much-awaited UFC 161 emerges before the end of the week. It is final; Jake Shields will fight Tyron Woodley in a welterweight bout that will surely thrill MMA fans all around the world.
UFC 161 which will be held at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 15, 2013 will feature a headline bantamweight fight between Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland. And along with this totally awaited fight are the expectation of a terrific performance from Shields who has not competed since August of 2012 after a no contest decision against Ed Herman at UFC 150 Henderson versus Edgar 2.
Jake Shields is a 34 year old fighter from San Francisco, California, USA. He has a superb professional record of 27 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw and 1 no contest. Before his dramatic no contest fight against Herman, he won over Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 144 Edgar versus Henderson via unanimous decision in February 2012. Shields memorable year was 2011 when he suffered a back to back loss against Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 25 in September 2011 via TKO and against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 129 main event in April 2011 via unanimous decision. Before 2011 on the other hand he was delighted with a 15 consecutive winning streak since he was in Kage Kombat in 2005 till his first bout under UFC against Martin Kampmann at UFC 121 in 2010.
His opponent Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley on the other hand; is no stranger to danger. He may only have 12 fights for his professional MMA career but these include 11 wins and only one loss. This welterweight from St. Louis, Missouri has recently knocked out Jay Hieron at UFC 156 Aldo versus Edgar in February 2013 in just 36 seconds of round 1. Woodley’s only defeat comes from Nate Marquardt back when he was at Strikeforce camp in July 20112 via knock out in round four. Woodley has defeated so many great fighters in his time like Zach Light, Rudy Bears, Nathan Coy, Jordan Mein and Paul Daley to name a few.
UFC 161 will also feature Dan Henderson versus Rashad Evans, Mauricio Rua versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Pat Barry versus Shawn Jordan, Sam Stout versus Isaac Vallie-Flagg and other formidable fighters. More news about UFC 161 will surely grace the web as this event inches closer in June.