The UFC will be looking to build on a very strong UFC On Fox event on Saturday when the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado plays host to UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II. California and the Bay Area will have some solid representation on the card, mostly in the form of Jake Shields on the night's main card as he takes on Ed Herman.
Shields fights out of San Francisco and was one of the brightest spots in Bay Area MMA ... before coming to the UFC. Since then, he's arguably lost every fight, but what many consider to be two lucky breaks have him sitting at 2-2 since transitioning to the "big game" after his dominance as the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.
When he came to the UFC, he competed at Welterweight, but judging by that 2-2 record, it's just not for him. So he'll be returning to the 185-pounds division on Saturday. Other California ties include Jared Hamman and Justin Lawrence on the night's preliminary card. Stay tuned for more preview information and things of that nature, but for now, here's the full fight card:
Ben Henderson (16-2) vs. Frankie Edgar (14-2-1) [LW Title]
Donald Cerrone (18-4, 1 NC) vs. Melvin Guillard (30-10-2, 1 NC)
Jake Shields (27-6-1) vs. Ed Herman (20-8)
Yushin Okami (26-7) vs. Buddy Roberts (12-2)
Justin Lawrence (4-0) vs. Max Holloway (5-1)