[VIDEO] UFC Releases Full Jake Shields vs Yoshihiro Akiyama Fight From 2012
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.05.2013
At UFC 144...
UFC has released a free fight between Jake Shields (28-6-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Yoshihiro Akiyama from UFC 144 in 2012. This comes before his fight on Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 29 in the main event against Demian Maia (18-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC). Dana White recently said the winner would be in "good position" within the middleweight division.
Shields is a former Strikeforce middleweight champion and made his UFC debut at UFC 121. In that debut, he lost by split decision to Martin Kampmann. Immediately following that was his first UFC career win against Akiyama.