Jake Shields (born January 9, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist who is currently fighting in the welterweight division of the UFC. He is the last Rumble on the Rock 175 lb (79 kg) champion. He is the first and last Elite XC Welterweight Champion. He is also the former Shooto Middleweight Champion and is the former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. Shields is currently ranked as the #3 welterweight fighter in the world by MMAWeekly. He has trained extensively with Cesar Gracie, and is a member of the "scrap pack" which includes fellow Cesar Gracie students Dave Terrell, Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez. Since his last loss to Akira Kikuchi he had 15 consecutive wins over 6 years, until his loss to Georges St Pierre. He describes his style as American Jiu jitsu. He holds notable wins over Paul 'Semtex' Daley, Dan Henderson, Jason 'Mayhem' Miller, Yushin Okami and Carlos Condit.