By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Jack Shields, the father and manager of former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields, confirmed with the Sherdog.com website today that his son has finally signed his multi-fight contract with the UFC.
Jack Shields also confirmed that Jake would make his debut against Martin Kampmann in a welterweight fight, as has been rumored for days now. The bout is scheduled for UFC 121.
The headline bout that evening will of course feature UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in his next title defense against legitimate challenger Cain Velasquez.
Shields last fought at Strikeforce: Nashville in April, winning his middleweight title defense against former PRIDE two-division champion and UFC veteran Dan Henderson. The fight, as we can now confirm, will end up being the last one for Shields at 185 pounds for the forseeable future.
On the other end of things, Kampmann is coming off an impressive victory himself, out-working top 170 pound contender Paulo Thiago en route to a unanimous decision at UFC 115 in June.
UFC 121 emanates from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on October 23. The event will be broadcast live on pay-per view.