Kampmann likely first opponent for Shields in UFC

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com

So confident is UFC President Dana White that Shields will soon be in the fold that his first opponent has apparently been selected. Two sources close to the situation have told MMA Fighting that Shields will likely make his first foray into the octagon against welterweight contender Martin Kampmann.

Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Shields' signing is expected to be finalized in the next several days as the UFC moves to populate upcoming events.

No date was given for his debut, but October's UFC 121, which takes place in Shields' home state of California, seems a likely possibility.

The 31-year-old Shields appears he's settled on welterweight as his future UFC home.

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Joe Ray Fan site profile image  

7/17/10 10:52 AM by Joe Ray Fan

 You might be the only one who wants to see that fight. I wish jake could skip the line and go right to GSP, but they have to promote a TUF season.

MolsonMuscles site profile image  

7/17/10 9:50 AM by MolsonMuscles


grenade site profile image  

7/17/10 9:36 AM by grenade

betting lines on shields giving kampman Staph?

Fighttrader site profile image  

7/17/10 9:27 AM by Fighttrader

 I agree!

NHBDaddy site profile image  

7/17/10 9:08 AM by NHBDaddy

after Kampmann beats Shields he should get a title shot

NorthFromHere site profile image  

7/17/10 2:49 AM by NorthFromHere

Awesome fight and a bit of a curve ball to Shields.

orcus site profile image  

7/17/10 2:38 AM by orcus

Great fight.

raf_269 site profile image  

7/17/10 2:18 AM by raf_269

 Sounds like a great fight..can't wait. This is a very good first fight for Shields. I was thinking Jake would take it to the ground but I was really impressed with Kampmann's ground game against Paulo Thiago. But if Shileds can get past Kampmann, I think that would validate a shot at the title.

Gaspare site profile image  

7/17/10 2:10 AM by Gaspare

bringing Shields to the UFC is one of the best things that could have happened, I wanna see Shields vs Fitch

da Vinci 81 site profile image  

7/17/10 1:51 AM by da Vinci 81

Good fight that makes the most sense.