Jake Shields & Murilo Ninja Sign With Elite XC

Jordan Kaye sent along the following:

ProElite just announced the signing of two new fighters — Jake Shields and Murilo “Ninja” Rua.

Both fighters will appear in the next EliteXC fight on May 5.

Jake Shields

Team: Team Gracie Fighter

Style: Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai

Record: 16-4-1

Height: 5'11″

Weight: 170 lbs.

Fighting out of: San Fransisco , CA

Age: 28

Biggest Win: Hayato Sakurai

Jake Shields is known for his technical grappling ability and amazing cardio. The 2 time All American at Cuesta College is currently ranked #6 in the world by MMAweekly and has won his last 5 fights. He joins his training partner and the #9 ranked welterweight in the world, Nick Diaz, on the EliteXC roster. Jake will be making his EliteXC debut on May 5th.

His highlights include:

-Rumble on the Rock Welterweight GP Champion in 2006.

-Former Shooto Champion

-3rd place in the World Submission Championships -Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Champion

Murilo “Ninja” Rua

Team: Chute Box

Style: Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu

Record: 12-7-1

Height: 5'11″

Weight: 185 lbs.

Fighting out of: Curitiba , Brazil

Age: 27

Biggest Win: Mario Sperry

Murilo “Ninja” Rua comes from the world famous Chute Box camp in Brazil , home of Vanderlei Silva and brother Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Only 27 years old, Ninja has already fought some of the best fighters in the world. He is a very well rounded fighter and known for his ultra aggressive style.

He will be a perfect addition to the EliteXC middleweight division, which already boasts David Loiseau and Joey Villasenor. Ninja will make his US debut on EliteXC's May 5th card.

DISCUSS THIS NEWS IN THE MMANEWS.COM FORUMS >>

Latest MMA News

Jon Jones Daniel Cormier

Chael Sonnen Thinks Jon Jones Easily Beats Cormier in Rematch

Chael Sonnen believes Jon Jones will become a champion once again this Saturday night (July 29). Jones will challenge Daniel Cormier for the Ultimate Fighting...
Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones Out to Make Daniel Cormier Cry Again at UFC 214

Daniel Cormier's tears are music to Jon Jones' ears. Jones and Cormier will finally have their rematch this Saturday night (July 29) inside the Honda...
video

Claudia Gadelha-Jessica Andrade Targeted for UFC Fight Night 117: Japan

UFC strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade made it known on social media that they are interested in squaring off. And UFC officials took...
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping: ‘Maybe GSP, Maybe Nick Diaz’ Next For UFC Champion

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping honestly doesn't know who he'll fight next. Bisping, who has been sidelined since a win last year vs. Dan Henderson,...
video

UFC 214: Forrest Griffin, Matt Parrino Discuss Ranking Ramifications

Forrest Griffin and Matt Parrino preview Saturday's UFC 214 card and look back at UFC on FOX 25 in this edition of the UFC...