Jake Shields-Ed Herman Set For UFC 150 In August

Jake Shields will return to the middleweight ranks, as UFC president Dana White confirmed his next opponent late Monday night.

Shields, who has competed as a welterweight since joining the UFC, will face Ed Herman at UFC 150 on August 11 from Denver, Colorado.

“UFC 150 Sat Aug 11 Denver, CO Middleweight Bout Ed Herman VS Jake Shields. I like that fight!” White posted on Twitter.

Shields has competed as a middleweight before, securing the Strikeforce title in the division. He has went just 1-2 in his last three fights, prompting the move to from welterweight. In his career, Shields is 27-6-1.

Herman (20-7) has won his last three fights and his 4-1 in his past five, with the lone loss coming to Aaron Simpson.

A rematch between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar is expected to serve as the main event for the evening. Shields-Herman is likely to be part of the main card.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

  • Jacoby

    This is quite the challenge for Shields…………NOT!!!

  • Ridingphat

    Really? This is who the UFC comes up with for Shields first fight back at middleweight? Wow….just wow.

  • Eddie

    Herman is a tough fighter, but Shields should have way too much for him in this one. Unless he overlooks him, which I don’t think he will do.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le

Event Date: August 23, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos

Event Date: August 23, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II

Event Date: August 30, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2

Event Date: September 5, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi

Event Date: September 5, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 124: Newton vs. Beltran

Event Date: September 12, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com