The heralded fighter Jake Shields makes his UFC debut as a welterweight at UFC 121 against Martin Kampmann on Saturday, October 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The clash between Jake Shields Vs Martin Kampmann broadcast on PPV.
After a victorious middleweight beat force run, Jake Shields (25-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be dipping down to welterweight, but he has had abundance of victory at welterweight in the past so this shouldn’t be a matter in the
Shields is on a streak of successive victories and is the number three-ranked middleweight on Sherdog. He is not just one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in MMA, but also an very proficient wrestler creation him one of the most harmful fighters on the ground.
One would imagine from anyone training with dressmaking, Kampmann is a rock-solid wrestler, but against Shields’ ground game don’t be astonished to see Kampmann try to stay on his feet where his kickboxing background gives him an rim more Shields.
Kampmann will likely concentrate on avoiding the humble without opening himself up to some simple strikes that could leave him vulnerable. His wrestling skills should give him a polite chance of avoidance when Shields gets him down. Reasonably, he is not going to keep the fight off of the mat, but he does need to diminish the amount of time tired there to get the win.
The Fight will be all about scheming where the fight takes place and Shields, tedious though it may be, seldom loses control once he’s gained an advantage in a round. Kampmann on the other hand will be on the suspicious avoiding takedowns just to reset to avoid another takedown. He is a good fighter and absolutely has the skills to beat
“It’s going to be great fight and I’m excited to see how Jake Shields is going to-do in the UFC. He’s finally found the top division, so I want to see how he’s going to do. It’s going to be a hard fight, but I’ll go with Kampmann, he’s got more tools to finish the fight.”
Previously successful MMA fighter moves to the UFC, there’s always a level of hype. In some cases, however, particularly with former pleasure fighters, the big name competitors that changed organizations were on the down side of a profession. Not so for former EliteXC and Strikeforce champion Jake Shields.