It wasn't the biggest show the 36-year-old MMA veteran Jake Shields has headlined, but he gave it his best and put on a fine show at WSOF 17, submitting Brian Foster by rear naked choke in 2:51. Following the win, the man who once headlined the UFC's biggest ever live show against Georges St-Pierre, called out the controversial WSOF welterweight champ Rousimar Palhares.
"It was great. Anytime you end a fight in the first round you're happy," Shields said after the win. "I started a little sloppy in the first minute so I'm not happy about that. I'm a perfectionist. I'm a little bummed about the first minute, but overall it went good, so no complaints.
"He's holding my belt for me," Shields said. "I'm going to go out there and whip his ass. He's a dirty fighter breaking everyone's legs and ankles. I'm going to go out there and I'm going to take his knee out. I'm not scared of him and I'm going to bring it to him."
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Here's the complete WSOF 17 results:
Jake Shields def. Brian Foster via rear naked choke; 2:51 Round 1
Joe Condon def. Johnny Nunez via guillotine; 4:22 Round 3
Krasimir Mladenov def. Brendan Kornberger via unanimous decision; 30-27 x2, 29-28
Bryson Hansen def. Rudy Morales via unanimous decision; 30-27, 30-26, 30-25
Danny Davis Jr. def. Adam Cella via unanimous decision; 29-27 x3
Jordan Rinaldi def. Soslan Abanokov via americana; 3:02 Round 3
Donavon Frelow def. Taylor McCorriston via unanimous decision; 29-28 x3
Jamie Point def. Trey Williams via anaconda choke; 3:52 Round 1