Shields earns tough decision win over Akiyama

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jake Shields’ relentless pressure may have earned him a decision win over Yoshihiro Akiyama.

But the margin by which he did it was highly suspect. After three rounds, judges awarded the welterweight every round of the fight.

The fight took place on the main card of UFC 144, which took place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It aired live on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

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Jake Shields Vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Jake Shields Jake Shields
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 180 (81.65 kg)
Record 26-6-1
Team Cesar Gracie


Name Yoshihiro Akiyama Yoshihiro Akiyama
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 14-5-0
Jake Shields def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)