Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields made his return to the Submission Underground grappling tournament when he locked horns with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt Dillion Danis, perhaps best known as Conor McGregor’s grappling coach.
Shields entered the bout, which took place on May 14, 2017 inside Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon, as a 4-1 underdog.
It was closely contested, back-and-forth battle that went to overtime, where Shields was able to win the decision after posting the fastest escape times. That’s exactly the same method Paulo Miyao used to defeat retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) standout Urijah Faber.
So too, did Nathan Orchard when he outpointed Michael Perez,also in overtime. The only submission of the night belonged to Gilbert Burns housed a rear-naked choke to put away John Combs in first overtime.
Shields improves to 2-0 for Submission Underground while Danis falls to 1-1.
“I wanted to get the submission, but at least I went out there and won,” Shields told Flo Combat. “I did have a lot of respect for the guy, as much as we’ve had words, I knew he had a great guillotine, but it might have been a little better than I expected.”
Score one for the Skrap Pack in its ongoing rivalry with Team McGregor.
Yeah bitches ♂️ @jakesheldas #gang https://t.co/YxVUJsnUvx— nick diaz (@nickdiaz209) May 15, 2017