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Jake Shields Thinking Title Shot With Win Over Hector Lombard

Jake Shields Thinking Title Shot With Win Over Hector Lombard

Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields believes his body of work will be enough to push him towards another shot at the UFC welterweight title – if he can finish Hector Lombard.

The two meet next Saturday night from Dallas at UFC 171.

Shields (29-6-1) is unbeaten in his four fights, winning three and having one other victory changed to a no-contest after a failed post-fight drug test.

“I’m on a good win streak right now and I want to go out there (and) put Hector away,” said Shields, during a recent interview on MMAjunkie.com Radio. “I would be the first guy to do it and (hopefully) get a title shot.”

Lombard (33-4-1) finished Nate Marquardt last October, and as Shields stated, all four of his losses have come via decision – including two split decision losses inside the Octagon.

“I want to take him down (and) go for a submission,” he said. “I think if I can finish him, I can probably get a title shot.”

A new welterweight champion will be crowned that night, as Johny Hendricks squares off with Robbie Lawler in the main event. Two more 170-pound contenders, Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley, are slated for the co-main that evening.

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