Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title contender Jake Shields has a dance partner for UFC 171 after his split decision victory over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night: "Shields vs. Maia" in Brazil this past October.
Shields' UFC career has seen some major ups and downs. He challenged Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title at UFC 129, the biggest card in the promotion's history, and gave the champion an incredibly tough fight in front of 55,000 rabid Canadian fans.
Lombard's UFC career has been equally disappointing. He was unsuccessful in his UFC debut when he dropped a split decision to Tim Boetsch at UFC 149. He lost to Yushin Okami by split decision at UFC on Fuel TV 8 as well. However, after a success drop to welterweight against Nate Marquardt, it seems like he's back on track.